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The Resource Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski, Eric Karpeles

Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski, Eric Karpeles

Label
Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski
Title
Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski
Statement of responsibility
Eric Karpeles
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Józef Czapski (1896-1993) lived many lives--as a soldier, public figure, historical witness, memoirist, essayist, and painter. His ninety-six years nearly span the twentieth century in its entirety. He was a student in St. Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the Roaring Twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets and survived the Katyn Massacre. He never returned to Poland, working tirelessly in Paris to keep awareness of the plight of his homeland alive, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski's full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 759.38
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND955.P63
LC item number
C9235 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski, Eric Karpeles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Underpainting -- "I became a painter": 1896-1939 -- Soldier, prisoner, survivor: 1939-1945 -- Diplomat, advocate, Kultura: 1945-1951 -- A return to painting: 1951-1979 -- The fullness of time: 1979-1993
Control code
on1039423290
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681372846
Lccn
2018024071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1039423290
Label
Almost nothing: the 20th century art and life of Józef Czapski, Eric Karpeles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Underpainting -- "I became a painter": 1896-1939 -- Soldier, prisoner, survivor: 1939-1945 -- Diplomat, advocate, Kultura: 1945-1951 -- A return to painting: 1951-1979 -- The fullness of time: 1979-1993
Control code
on1039423290
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681372846
Lccn
2018024071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1039423290

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