”With Jazz you hold an artist’s spirit in your hands. Each page reveals deeply felt ideas, years of dedication to art and its craft, innate sensitivity to visual stimuli and their perfect organization for the most exhilarating, most satisfying result. Few artists have added to their pictorial work words that have been equally important in form and meaning. The precise equilibrium of these elements in Jazz is Matisse’s unique achievement. The dark rhythms, roiling counterpoint, happy staccatos, and jolting dissonances of this Jazz will sound forever. Matisse has taught the eye to hear.” -Riva Castleman, from the Introduction
First edition of the large folio facsimile printing of the legendary 1947 edition, complete with twenty large color plates (including fifteen double-page).
With Introduction by Riva Castleman, text translated in English by Sophie Hawkes. Published for the Museum of Modern Art. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1983. Large folio (12x15.5 in; 30.5x39 cm), contents loose as issued in printed wraps; publisher's cloth-backed clamshell case; original board slipcase. A FINE COPY.
Price: $1,400 .