About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: A detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance. A concise biography. Approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.
Gilles Lambert (1928-2011) was born in Paris, but spent his whole life between the capitals Rome and Paris. He translated a number of works on the Seicento from the Italian. With Andre Labarthe, he founded the journal Constellation in the 1950s, and subsequently worked for Le Figaro Litteraire and Paris Match. He wrote monographs on Auguste Mariette and Caravaggio. Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'OEil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dali: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.