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A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny Written by Adrien Goetz, Foreword by Hughes R. Gall, Contribution by Fondation Claude Monet, Photographed by Francis Hammond
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A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny

Written by Adrien Goetz, Foreword by Hughes R. Gall, Contribution by Fondation Claude Monet, Photographed by Francis Hammond

  • May 9, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • Art - Individual Artists - General
  • Flammarion
  • 5-1/2 x 8-7/8
  • $34.95
  • $47.00
  • 978-2-08-020306-9

About This Book

This beautiful slipcased volume offers an intimate tour inside Monet’s home and through the idyllic Giverny garden that inspired his most iconic paintings.
 
Monet first spotted the village of Giverny from the window of a train and then relocated to the rural haven outside Paris in 1883. Monet was an artist with a passion for painting landscapes and outdoor scenes, and the garden at Giverny soon became the Impressionist master’s greatest artistic accomplishment and a catalyst for his work. In 1890, Monet began renovating it, installing a picturesque water lily pond inspired by the Japanese prints he avidly collected. The setting of Monet’s Water Lilies series—his most famous works—it is now the most visited garden of its size in the Western world.
 
The beautifully vivid illustrations of Monet’s paintings, his home, and the grounds give readers unprecedented access into the flowery paradise to which Monet dedicated the last forty years of his life. Lovers of garden design and Impressionist art are invited on an intimate tour via this handsome volume.

About the Author

Adrien Goetz, art historian, writer, and lecturer at the Sorbonne, has written several books, including a volume on Giverny. He contributes to numerous reviews and publications and his arts column has run in Le Figaro since 2008. Hugues Gall, director of the Fondation Claude Monet since 2008 and a member of the Giverny Museum of Impressionism, is former director of the Opéra de Paris and the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Francis Hammond specializes in lifestyle photography; his work has appeared in many books, including Historic Houses of Paris (Flammarion, 2010) and Versailles: A Private Invitation (Flammarion, 2011).

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Reviews

  • "..  . perhaps no artist is more associated with lush landscapes than Claude Monet, and his gardens at Giverny, France, will surely find a new generation of fans with 'A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny'"
    The New York Times

    "If you have not yet been to Giverny in Normandy, A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny will convince you to make the trip.... But it is the beautiful images that will ensure this book remains your coffee table favourite. Photographs of Monet s home and gardens are juxtaposed with his most famous paintings and images of the artist himself, giving readers a very special view of the artist s life in this idyllic Normandy village."
    —Living France

    "One of the strengths of this beautifully illustrated book is the breadth it covers. There are family and archive portraits, sketches and plates of Monet s paintings, snippets of quotations from some of the many visitors who knew Monet and shared his hospitality."
    The Reckless Gardener

    ". . . offers an up-close view of the artist's property."
    ArchitecturalDigest.com
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