French art books in translation

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  • Reference
      GB 133 WJS/4/7
  • Dates of Creation
      1950-1977
  • Language of Material
      Includes material in French
  • Physical Description
      17 items

Scope and Content

Material relating to Strachan's published translations of French books on art, spanning a twenty-seven year period. It includes a mixture of Strachan's English translations and some of the original French texts from which he was working; in some cases his English version is missing.

  • /1 André Lhote, Traité du paysage (Paris: Librairie Floury, 1948). Original French edition, with manuscript dedication from Lhote to Strachan. Cover is detached and pages are uncut.
  • /2 André Lhote, Traité de la figure (Paris: Librairie Floury, 1950). Original French edition, with manuscript dedication from Lhote to Strachan. Lacking covers and in poor condition.
  • /3 André Lhote, Traité de la figure (Paris: Librairie Floury, 1950). A second, unmarked, copy of the French edition; in good condition.
  • /4 André Lhote, Theory of figure painting, translated by W.J. Strachan (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, [1954]).
  • /5 Galienne Francastel, Italian painting: Byzantine to Renaissance, translated by W.J. Strachan (London: A. Zwemmer, 1956).
  • /6 Bernard Dorival, Twentieth century painters: Nabis - Fauves - Cubists, translated by W.J. Strachan (Paris: Éditions Pierre Tisné, [1958]). Signed by Strachan.
  • /7 Marcel Brion, German painting, translated by W.J. Strachan (Paris: Éditions Pierre Tisné, 1959).
  • /8 Dor de la Souchère, Picasso in Antibes, translated by W.J. Strachan (London: Lund, Humphries, 1960).
  • /9 Claude Roger Marx, Rembrandt, translated by W.J. Strachan and Peter Simmons (Paris: Pierre Tisné Éditeur, 1960).
  • /10 Maurice Serullaz, French painting: the impressionist painters, translated by W.J. Strachan (Paris: Pierre Tisné Éditeur, 1960). Signed by Strachan and dated October 1960.
  • /11 R.-V. Gindertael, Hans Hartung ([Paris]: Pierre Tisné Éditeur, 1960). Original French edition, with annotations.
  • /12 R.-V. Gindertael, Hans Hartung, translated by W.J. Strachan ([Paris]: Pierre Tisné Éditeur; New York: Universe Books, 1961).
  • /13 José Llobera, Alive to art: introducing subjects and skills, translated and adapted by W.J. Strachan (London: Frederick Warne, 1972).
  • /14 José Llobera, Alive to art: portraying people and places, translated and adapted by W.J. Strachan (London: Frederick Warne, 1972).
  • /15 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Anamorphoses, ou magie artificielle des effets merveilleux (France: Olivier Perrin, 1969). Original French edition, with manuscript dedication to Strachan from the author.
  • /16 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Anamorphic art (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1977). Signed by Strachan and dated August 1977.
  • /17 José Pierre, Pop art: an illustrated dictionary, translated by W.J. Strachan (London: Eyre Methuen, 1977).

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological, based on the publication date of Strachan's English translations.