xxiii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-369) index.
Freud and Bacon -- Manet and Degas -- Matisse and Picasso -- Pollock and De Kooning.
"Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations"-- Provided by publisher.