Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life

Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life

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Part Two Of Two Parts

The bohemian life forever fascinates. What more colorful character could conventional folk follow into this underground world than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec? A dwarf in stature, he lives as a mythological figure in our minds.

A debauched aristocrat and a cabaret painter, Lautrec was a tortured man. Family letters and insiders' anecdotes reveal how his free-spirited life fostered and eventually destroyed his astonishing discipline as a brilliant artist. Lautrec self-destructed. He died at 36, probably from a combination of drinking and syphilis. But he had immortalized the world of dancers, clowns, cabaret performers, pimps and prostitutes of fin de siecle Paris.

"Lautrec emerges as a man absolutely of his time, an odd-shaped peg snugly fitting an odd-shaped hole that history might as well have designed for him." (Los Angeles Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736632362
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/1995
Edition description: Unabridged, 9 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

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