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Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir

Renoir, My Father

by Jean Renoir

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0940322773, Paperback)

In this delightful memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of such masterpieces of the cinema as Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game, tells the life story of his father, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the great Impressionist painter. Recounting Pierre-Auguste's extraordinary career, beginning as a painter of fans and porcelain, recording the rules of thumb by which he worked, and capturing his unpretentious and wonderfully engaging talk and personality, Jean Renoir's book is both a wonderful double portrait of father and son and, in the words of the distinguished art historian John Golding, it "remains the best account of Renoir, and, furthermore, among the most beautiful and moving biographies we have."

Includes 12 pages of color plates and 18 pages of black and white images.

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"In this memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game, casts an eye on the life and times of his father Auguste Renoir, the great impressionist painter. This double portrait of father and son is, in the words of art historian John Golding, not only "the best account of Renoir," but also "among the most beautiful and moving biographies we have.""--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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