New edition of Matisse-Cohen's Dance Me To The End Of Love

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New edition of Matisse-Cohen's Dance Me To The End Of Love

Post by tomsakic » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:19 am

10 years ago, Welcome Books published the star of its Art & Poetry Series, Dance Me to the End of Love, a deliriously romantic song by Leonard Cohen that was brilliantly visualized through the sensual paintings of Henri Matisse. Now for its 10-year anniversary, Welcome is thrilled to present the entirely re-imagined and redesigned Dance Me to the End of Love. With the art of Matisse and the words of Cohen still at the heart of the book, the new look and feel of this Art & Poetry book is overwhelmingly beautiful.
Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us and its healing, restorative power. Originally recorded on his Various Positions album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, Stranger Music, this poetic song is gloriously married to the art works by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. Dance Me to the End of Love is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.


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10th anniversary edition is issued on August 15th.

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Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books; New Ed edition (August 15, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN: 1932183930
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:50 pm

I can't wait to get and see this, Tom. Thanks for posting it.

It's great to see you here, again, too :D 8) .


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Post by dick » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:08 pm

Thanks Tom

Hadn't heard about this --- ordered today!

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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:06 pm

I need some clarification. I thought this was 'new' or "new" ~ however, it looks the same on the outside and when I go to the Amazon link, it shows "21 used and new available from $12.32" ~ so what's the real deal with it? If it's 'new' or "new," there hasn't been time for there to already be "21 used" ~ what am I missing? Obviously, something :? .

"20" now ~ did you order a "used" edition, Dick?
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Post by dick » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:26 am

No-- I ordered the new
The info was repeated on amazon that this is a revised edition --- if its not, I've still got a nice gift for someone. :-)
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Post by tomsakic » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:45 am

I have the first edition, and I ordered also the new one. They claim it's "entirely re-imagined and redesigned". Used copies and "Look Inside" option are reffering, I guess, to 1996 edition.
In my humble opinion, it's best art/poetry book with Leonard's poetry. But I like Matisse very much, so... :lol:

I'll write more about differences between first and second edition when I get this one (if there's any difference - from what I can see on Amazon, cover art is the same, but in slightly different letters and colours' nuances)... And - as Dick said - if not, I'll also have the best Cohen-related gift for someone (but the new one, as my first copy is inscribed /it was very special gift from US in pre-internet time, personally delivered over the Atlantic/.)
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Post by sandman » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:01 am

personally, l always link the song ( Dance me... ) to Edvard munch's
painting...whats it called?..." the dance of life "?
who should l say is calling?
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Post by tomsakic » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:43 am

Yesterday, in another thread, someone mentioned Jack Vettriano's painting Dance Me To The end Of Love. I didno't hear about it before, but funny thing was that later that day I received package from Amazon, and inside they put catalogue from allposters.com site, and that painting was printed inside, so it's obviously going very well.

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Source: http://www.vettriano-art.com/danceme.html
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Post by tomsakic » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:54 am

Edvard Much: The Dance of Life (1900)

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Source: http://www.edvard-munch.com/gallery/lov ... OfLife.htm
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:27 pm

I love this painting. So real to life. I much prefer it to Vettriano's.

Thanks for posting it, Tom.


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Post by dick » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:33 pm

Got the new book from amazon yesterday --- am very pleased. It is same size, and some pics are the same, but color and new typefonts are impressive, some new pics, and bio has been updated to mention "Dear Heather" and "Book of Longing."

I think it is well worth the price!
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:09 pm

Thanks, Dick. I'll order it now.

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Post by sandman » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:40 am

[quote="sandman"]personally, l always link the song ( Dance me... ) to Edvard munch's
painting...whats it called?..." the dance of life?

maybe its good for take this waltz too
who should l say is calling?
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Post by Dem » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:30 pm

In order to avoid confusion:

1995 first edition: ISBN 1556704062
http://tinyurl.com/quua7


2006 revised edition: ISBN 1932183930
http://tinyurl.com/nybkg

Those of you who like me love Mattise
consider this TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special price edition
at only USD 12.99: http://tinyurl.com/emwel

Dem

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Blue Nude I 1952

Henri Matisse Online:
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/matisse_henri.html
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Post by Dem » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:46 pm

Edvard Munch paints murk that somehow works—steel grays, dark roses, jaundice yellows; he is able to choose colors that seem to translate from hospital smells. Even the landscapes reek with this pollution of mood. This is a depressive expressionism, but still full of remarkable wit, intelligence, and, at moments, hilarity. He even paints himself as Christ on the cross. Munch is a spiritual forbear of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Leonard Cohen, tender ironists all.
Excrept taken from an article titled "The Modern Goes By the Book"

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