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The French Riviera in the 1920s By Assouline Books

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The French Riviera in the 1920s

The French Riviera was the center of creativity during the 1920s and early 30s. Artists and writers from the far reaches of the world gathered to fashion a new way of life-among them Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Picasso, Picabia, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Diaghilev, and Anna de Noailles. A photobiography of this carefree era, The French Riviera of the 1920s revitalizes the now-legendary tale of these mythic personalities caught between a desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II. With extraordinary images taken from personal archives, these pages depict firsthand the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists o f the 20th century.

Details

  • 256 pages
  • 200 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in August 2014
  • W 11.18 x L 14.05 x D 2.04 in
  • Hardcover with Jacket
  • ISBN: 9781614282563
  • 8.38 lb

About the Author

Writer Xavier Girard is an art historian and critic, essayist, and professor of art history. A Chevalier of Arts and Letters, he has also directed and curated numerous artistic events. His previously published books with Assouline include The Mediterranean: From Homer to Picasso (2001); Bauhaus (2003); and Paris in the 1920s with Kiki de Montparnasse (2012). He also published LOursin and Trois hommes dans un jardin with Andre Dimanche. Since 2008, he has also dedicated himself to sculpture and photography.