Élie Faure

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Jacques Élie Faure (April 4, 1873 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France – October 29, 1937 in Paris) was a French art historian and essayist.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Pierre Faure and Suzanne Louise Zéline Reclus.

Works[edit]

  • Vélasquez (1903).
  • Formes et Forces (1907).
  • Eugène Carrière (1908).
  • Les Constructeurs (1914).
  • La Conquête (1917).
  • La Sainte Face (1917).
  • La Roue (1919).
  • La Danse sur le Feu et l'Eau (1920).
  • Napoléon (1921).
  • Histoire de l'Art (1919–1921).
  • L'Arbre d'Éden (1922).
  • Cervantes (1926).
  • L'Esprit des Formes (1927).
  • Découverte de l'Archipel (1932).
  • D'Autres Terres en Vue (1932).
  • Mon Périple Suivi de Reflets dans le Sillage (1931).
  • Équivalences (1951).
  • Fonction du Cinéma: De la Cinéplastique à son Destin Social, 1921–1937 (1953, with a preface by Charles Chaplin).
  • Méditations Catastrophiques (2006).

Translated into English

  • Cézanne (1913, translated by Walter Pach).
  • History of Art (1921–1930, translated by Walter Pach).
  • The Art of Cineplastics (1923, translated by Walter Pach).
  • Napoleon (1924, translated by Jeffery Eardley Marston).
  • The Dance Over Fire and Water (1926, translated by John Gould Fletcher).
  • The Italian Renaissance (1929).

Selected articles

Miscellany[edit]

  • Will Durant included Faure's 4-volume History of Art on his list of 100 Best Books for an Education.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Durant, Will (1933). 100 Best Books for an Education. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Further reading[edit]

  • Flinn, Margaret C. (2005). "The Prescience of Élie Faure," SubStance, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 47–61.
  • Ellis, Havelock (1919). "Élie Faure." In: The Philosophy of Conflict. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, pp. 68–79.
  • Pach, Walter (1921). "Élie Faure," The Freeman, Vol. III, pp. 58–60.

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