Picasso Museum of Barcelona

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The bibliography about Picasso is extraordinarily rich. We present here a selection as a reading guide. A more extensive bibliography can be consulted here.

All this selected bibliography can be consulted in the Library of the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, by prior appointment only. Please send an e-mail to bibliotecapicasso@bcn.cat, or call the Library (+34) 93 256 30 31.

Biographies
  • Brassaï, Picasso and Co. London, Thames and Hudson, 1967
  • Cabanne, Pierre, Le siècle de Picasso. Paris, Denoël, 1975. 2 v.
  • Cowling, Elizabeth, Visiting Picasso : the notebooks and letters of Roland Penrose. London, Thames and Hudson, 2006
  • Daix, Pierre, Pablo Picasso. Paris, Tallandier, 2007
  • Gilot, Françoise; Lake, Carlton, Life with Picasso. London, Virago, 1990
  • Hilton, Timothy, Picasso. London, Thames and Hudson, 1996.
  • Huelin, Ricardo, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, su infancia, su adolescencia y primeros años de juventud. Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1975
  • Inglada, Rafael, Diccionario Picasso-Málaga. Málaga, Arguval, 2005
  • Le Thorel-Daviot, Pascale, Picasso, au fil des jours. Paris, Buchet et Chastel, 2003
  • Mailer, Norman, Picasso as a young man. New York,The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995
  • Malraux, André, Picasso’s mask. New York, Da Capo Press, 1994
  • Olivier, Fernande; Mccully, Marilyn (ed.); Richardson, John, Loving Picasso. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2001
  • Parmelin, Hélène, Picasso sur place. Paris, René Julliard, 1959
  • Richardson, John; McCully, Marilyn (coll.), A life of Picasso : vol. I, 1881-1906. New York, Random House, 1991; vol II, 1907-1917. New York, Random House, 1996; vol. III : the triumphant years, 1917-1932. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
  • Sabartés, Jaime, Picasso : an intimate portrait. Londron, Allen, 1948
  • Warncke, Carsten-Peter; Walther, Ingo F. (ed.), Pablo Picasso : 1881-1973. Köln, Benedikt Taschen, 2007. 2 v.
  • Widmaier Picasso, Olivier, Picasso, portraits de famille. Paris, Ramsay, 2002
Catalogues raisonnés
  • Baer, Brigitte; suite aux catalogues de Geiser, Bernhard, Picasso peintre-graveur: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié et des monotypes. Bern, Kornfeld, 1986-1996. 7 v. + 1 addenda
  • Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Piot, Christine, Picasso écrits. Paris, RMN / Gallimard, 1989
  • Bloch, Georges, Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et litographié. Bern, Kornfeld et Klipstein, 1968-1979. 4 v.
  • Cramer, Patrick, Goeppert, Sebastian, Goeppert-Frank, Herma, Pablo Picasso, catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés. Geneva, Patrick Cramer, 1983
  • Czwiklitzer, Christophe; Pérrussaux, Charles (intr.), Les affiches de Pablo Picasso. Paris, Art-C.C., 1970
  • Daix, Pierre, Boudaille, Georges, Rosselet,Joan, Picasso, 1900-1906: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Reed. Neuchâtel, Ides et Calendes, 1988
  • Daix, Pierre, Rosselet, Joan, Picasso, the cubist years 1907-1916 : a catalogue raisonné of the paintings and related works. Boston, New York Graphic Society, 1979
  • Glimcher, Arnold, Glimcher, Marc (ed.), « Je suis le cahier ». Los cuadernos de Picasso. Madrid, Mondibérica, 1986
  • Mourlot, Fernand, Picasso litographe. Paris, André Sauret. Éditions du Livre, 1970
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep, Picasso vivent : 1881-1907. Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1980
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep, Picasso cubisme : 1907-1917. Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1990
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep, Picasso, dels ballets al drama : 1917-1926. Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1999
  • Ramié, Alain, Picasso, Catalogue de l'oeuvre céramique édité 1947-1971. Paris, Madoura, 1988
  • Ramié, Georges, Céramiques de Picasso. Paris, Cercle d'Art, 1974
  • Rodrigo, Luis Carlos, Picasso en sus carteles, imagen y obra. Madrid, Arte Ediciones, 1992. 4 v.
  • Spies, Werner, Picasso sculpteur. Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2000
  • Zervos, Christian, Pablo Picasso. Paris, Cahiers d'art, 1932-1978. 33 v.
  • Zervos, Christian, Dessins de Picasso 1892-1948. Paris, Cahiers d'art, 1949
Criticism and interpretation
  • Antliff, Mark; Leighten, Patricia (eds); TODD, Jane Marie (trad.), A Cubism reader : documents and criticism, 1906-1914. Chicago/Londres, The University of Chicago Press, 2008
  • Argullol, Rafael, Ashton, Dore, Bonet, Juan Manuel [et al.], Picasso. Madrid, Fundación Cultural Mapfre Vida, 2002
  • Baldassari, Anne (com.), Picasso a l’écran. Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1992
  • Barr, Alfred H. (jr.), Picasso: Fifty years of his art. 2nd ed. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1980
  • Berger, John, The succes and failure of Picasso. New York, Vintage, 1993
  • Bertrand Dorléac, Laurence, Michaël, Androula (dir.), Picasso, l'objet du mythe. Paris, École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 2005
  • Boggs, Jean Sutherland, Bernadac, Marie-Laure (coms), Picasso & things : the still lifes of Picasso. Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992
  • Bozal, Valeriano, Picasso. Madrid, Electa, 1999
  • Calvo Serraller, Francisco, Giménez, Carmen (coms), Picasso, tradición y vanguardia. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / Museo del Prado, 2006
  • Clair, Jean, Une leçon d'abîme : neuf approches de Picasso. Paris, Gallimard, 2005
  • Clouzot, Henri-Georges, Le Mystère Picasso (1955). Paris, Arte vidéo / RMN, 1996. [DVD]

    Cooper, Douglas, Picasso Théâtre. Paris, Cercle d'Art, 1967
  • Cowling, Elizabeth, Picasso, Style and Meaning. London, Phaidon, 2002
  • Daix, Pierre, Dictionnaire Picasso. Paris, Robert Laffont, 1995
  • Fitzgerald, Michael C., Making modernism : Picasso and the creation of the market for Twentieth-Century Art. Berkeley, University of California, 1995
  • Gosselin, Gérard [et al.]. Picasso et la presse. Paris, L'Humanité / Cercle d'Art, 2002
  • Green, Christopher, Picasso, architecture and vertigo. New Haven / London, Yale University, 2005
  • Green, Christopher; Yvars, J. F., Life and Death in Picasso : Still Life, Figure, c. 1907-1933. London, Thames and Hudson / Museu Picasso, 2009
  • Krauss, Rosalind E., The Picasso papers. London, Thames and Hudson, 1998
  • Leiris, Michel, Un génie sans piédestal et autres écrits sur Picasso. Paris, Fourbis, 1992
  • Leymarie, Jean, Picasso, métamorphoses et unité. Geneva, Skira, 1971
  • McCully, Marilyn (ed.), A Picasso Anthology, documents, criticism, reminiscences. 3rd ed. Princeton, Princeton University, 1997
  • Penrose, Roland; Barr, Alfred H. jr.(pr.), Portrait of Picasso. 2nd ed. rev. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1971
  • Rubin, William (ed.), Pablo Picasso : a retrospective. New York, The Museum of modern Art, 1980
    Rubin, William (ed.), Picasso and portraiture : representation and transformation. New York, Museum of the Modern Art, 1996
Picasso and Catalonia
  • Ainaud de Lasarte, Joan (coord.), Picasso i Barcelona : 1881-1981. Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona / Ministeri de Cultura, 1981
  • Carandell, Josep Maria, A guide to Picasso’s Barcelona. Barcelona, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. Museu Picasso, 2006
  • Cirici-Pellicer, Alexandre, Picasso antes de Picasso. Barcelona, Joaquín Gil, 1946
  • Jaques, Jèssica, Picasso en Gósol, 1906 : un verano para la modernidad. Madrid, Antonio Machado Libros, 2007
  • Kaplan, Temma, Red city, blue period : social movements in Picasso's Barcelona. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1992
  • Ocaña, M. Teresa (dir.); Fontbona, Francesc, Mendoza, Cristina [et al.], Picasso and Els 4 gats : the Early Years in turn-of-the-Century Barcelona. Boston (etc.), Little, Brown & Co., 1996
  • Ocaña, M. Teresa (dir.); Bonet, Juan Manuel, Vives, Rosa [et al.], Picasso. The development of a genius : 1890-1904. Barcelona, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. Museu Picasso / Lunwerg, 1997
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep,Picasso a Catalunya. 2nd ed. Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1975
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep, Picasso i els seus amics catalans. New ed. Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg / Cercle de Lectors, 2006
  • Palau i Fabre, Josep (coord.); Blanch, Montserrat, Cirici, Alexandre, Coll, Isabel [et al.] (coll.), Picasso, Barcelona, Catalunya. Barcelona, L'Avenç, 1981
  • Rodríguez Aguilera, Cesáreo, Picassos de Barcelona. Barcelona, Polígrafa, 1974
  • Rojas, Carlos, La Barcelona de Picasso. Barcelona, Plaza & Janés, 1981
  • Sempronio, La Barcelona del jove Picasso: 1895-1904. Barcelona, Selecta-Catalònia, 1995
  • Vallès, Eduard, Picasso i Rusiñol : la cruïlla de la modernitat. Sitges, Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges, 2008
  • Vallès, Eduard; GASTON, Elias, GUAL, Malén, Picasso, amics catalans de joventut. Barcelona, Centre Picasso d'Orta / Museu Picasso. Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, 2009