Rey, Jean-Dominique and Denis Rouart. MONET's Water Lilies: The Complete Series 160 pp., roughly 225 color and b&w illustrations, including numerous color gate-fold plates. 4to, cloth. Paris, Flammarion, 2008.
Monet's ubiquitous water lilies are fridge magnet fodder, but this book restores their freshness and vibrancy with exquisite reproductions and surprisingly jargon-free text. Thumb-nail color reproductions of the 210 water lily paintings and period shots of Giverny with Monet amongst the flora round it all off with charm and precision.
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