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Surrealism à la Courbet

Nicholas Penny: Balthus, 24 May 2001

Balthus: Catalogue raisonné of the Complete Works 
by Jean Clair and Virginie Monnier.
Abrams, 576 pp., £140, January 2000, 0 8109 6394 9
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Balthus 
by Nicholas FoxWeber.
Weidenfeld, 650 pp., £30, May 2000, 0 297 64323 1
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... Catalogue raisonné shows the original and final appearances of both this painting and The Street. Nicholas FoxWeber, who does much to reconstruct the intellectual circles in which Balthus moved at this date, offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of The Window. Balthus here ‘empowered himself to push his mother ...

Man on a Bicycle

Gillian Darley: Le Corbusier, 9 April 2009

Le Corbusier: A Life 
by Nicholas FoxWeber.
Knopf, 823 pp., $45, November 2008, 978 0 375 41043 7
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... age of 70, we learn from the intimate and largely unpublished letters that are the raw material of Nicholas FoxWeber’s biography, Le Corbusier was still justifying his work, his name and his fame to his mother, by then in her late nineties. As always, he was trying to gain her favour over his (only just) older ...

England’s Isaiah

Perry Anderson, 20 December 1990

The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas 
by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy.
Murray, 276 pp., £18.95, October 1990, 9780719547898
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... Humanity once again addresses the theme. In a celebrated judgment, Berlin described Tolstoy as a fox, which knows many things, who took himself for a hedgehog, knowing only one big thing. Ironically, the reverse might be said of Berlin. Behind the guise of the fox, the darting variety of his gifts and interests, lies the ...

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