Renoir, My Father

Renoir, My Father

Paperback Nyrb Classics S

By (author) Jean Renoir, Introduction by Robert L. Herbert

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  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 28mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0940322773
  • ISBN 13: 9780940322776
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, (some colour ) portraits
  • Sales rank: 169,117

Product description

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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