Book - Reflections of Nature: Paintings by Joseph Raffael
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Book by Amei Wallach
Donald B. Kuspit
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published by Abbeville Press
ISBN-10: 0789202808
ISBN-13: 978-0789202802

A thought-provoking text by puts Raffael's painting in the context of 20th-century art, psychology, and philosophy.

's warmly perceptive introduction, inspired by a visit to the artist's studio in the south of France,
explores in this book Raffael's sources, his inspirations, and his ideas about art;
her individual chapter openers address the predominant subjects within the artist's work.

The artist himself has contributed two fascinating elements,
both of which illuminate the pleasures and occasional terrors of the creative process: "Diary of a Painting"
tracing the evolution of one major work over several months, from the original slide to the finished wall-size watercolor
and an informative and revealing "Autobiographical Chronology."

book with 170 illustrations, 150 in full color

A limited number of signed copies of Joseph's book, "Reflections of Nature",
are available from the Nancy Hoffman Gallery .