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Arcade Publishing, Apr 18, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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After Picasso and Matisse, Braque is the third man of modern art. Together with Picasso, he pioneered the greatest revolution in Western ways of seeing since the Renaissance, and if an ism' can be said to be invented by a person, Cubism was invented by Braque. In life, a combination of heroic soldier and Zen master, he seemed to survive everything even the shattering of his skull on the Western Front in 1915 but, in death, his story remains untold. To reveal Braque, as Alex Danchev does here, is to revise Picasso and to illuminate one of the most influential figures in modern art.

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Shashi Tharoor was born in London and brought up in Bombay and Calcutta. He has written for the New York Times , the Washington Post , the International Herald Tribune , the Times of India , and Foreign Affairs . A human rights activist and winner of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, he is currently a member of the Indian Parliament and lives in New Dehli, India.

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