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Paris Between the Wars: Artistic Life in the Twenties and Thirties
     

Paris Between the Wars: Artistic Life in the Twenties and Thirties

by Carol Mann
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A dynamic portrait of Paris during one of the century's most exciting creative periods, Mann's atmospheric chronicle is studded with 190 duotone period photographs. Revealing shots mingled with posed studio images capture Josephine Baker, Picasso, Antonin Artaud, Jean Cocteau, Andr Derain, Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Radiguet, Fernand Leger and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Mann, a journalist, exhibition organizer, novelist and lecturer on art, compellingly presents interwar Paris as a civilizing force, a city that roared and shook from nightclubs to cafs to theaters, aswirl with cubism, futurism, jazz, dadaist and surrealist provocations. Yet she also notes that the avant-garde was a fringe movement, increasingly eclipsed as the bohemian '20s gave way to the anxiety-riddled '30san observation reinforced by photos of street life, unemployment lines and preparations for war. (Oct.)
Booknews
The scope and character of artistic life in Paris during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Thirties are explored in lively text and illustrated with 188 evocative b&w photos (many previously unpublished). The author is a novelist, journalist, and scholar of 20th-century art. The photos are well-displayed<-->most full page<--> in an oversize format (10x12.5<">). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780865659810
Publisher:
Vendome Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.67(w) x 12.35(h) x 0.93(d)

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