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Peggy Guggenheim: A Collector's Album
     

Peggy Guggenheim: A Collector's Album

by Laurence Rummey, Jack Altman
 
Over the course of her long and extravagant live, Peggy Guggenheim became one of the most colorful and influential figures in the international art world. This fascinating volume, a collection of unprecedented photographs from her personal albums, offers a fresh persepctive on her exploits and accomplishments. 300 illustrations, 60 in color.

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Over the course of her long and extravagant live, Peggy Guggenheim became one of the most colorful and influential figures in the international art world. This fascinating volume, a collection of unprecedented photographs from her personal albums, offers a fresh persepctive on her exploits and accomplishments. 300 illustrations, 60 in color.

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Library Journal
Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) is of legendary and outrageous importance to modern art as indefatigable seductress, savior, muse, and collector. Tacou-Rumney is a granddaughter-in-law and an able journalist whose essay and picture research does justice to "the last Dogaressa" and also to the memory of her lesser-known daughter, the artist Pegeen Guggenheim. One volume of Peggy's published memoirs is still available as Art of This Century (Ayer, 1968. reprint), but the photos and commentary here provide fascinating details-from her bohemian exploits to deadly serious efforts to protect artists and their families during World War II. Indeed, Peggy attracted nearly all the international cultural elite of the time and along the way built a collection of breadth and quality. This loving but honest biography is highly recommended for art collections concerned with the modern period.-Mary Hamel-Schwulst, Towson State Univ., Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080136107
Publisher:
Flammarion
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.22(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.86(d)

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