The World of Matisse
Vintage hardback coffee table book featuring the work of artist, Henri Matisse. By John Russell, published in 1979. Fifth edition, 190 pages, and covered in a box sleeve.
"Matisse could have gone on...to invent a totally non-objective art, but he was too typically French to push that far head of society. Besides, he truly loved to paint objects - flowers, pretty women, odd bits of furniture, the view from his window, the scrolled pattern of the music rack on his Pleyel piano. Also he genuinely enjoyed reworking the traditional themes of French art."