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Tamara de Lempicka 1898-1980 (Taschen Basic Art)

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As the Goddess of the Automobile Age, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) stood at the centre of the sophisticated Paris art world of the Twenties and Thirties. Her love for beautiful women, elegant automobiles and the modern metropolis provided not only motifs for her pictures, but also influenced her artistic style.

Simultaneously with her career as artist, Tamara de Lempicka

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Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Taschen (first published December 1988)
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Jonathan
Feb 20, 2015 Jonathan rated it really liked it
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Either this was a book of complete genius or the author had lost the plot for most of it. I don't know, but either way it was an enjoyable speedy look at the life and work of this wonderful, strange and hugely talented artist.
Bandit
Mar 04, 2013 Bandit rated it really liked it
My interest in De Lempicka's work was awaken after reading Last Nude. This book does a great job of not only providing biographical info, but also discussing her art and how it fitted the sociopolitical structure of the times. There are gorgeous reproductions throughout the book and even if you're not a fan of De Lempicka as an artist, you've got to admit she was a fascinating character. Recommended.
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Feb 21, 2015 Matthias Noch rated it really liked it
Aus der sehr gelungenen Mischung eines sehr guten Querschnitts ihrer Bilder und biographischen Informationen mit Bezug auf ihre Entwicklung als Künstlerin entsteht ein gutes Verständnis für diese Künstlerin.
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Sep 13, 2012 Shelley Lincoln-gibbs rated it it was amazing
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There are just not enough about Tamara, her genius, or neurotic, artistic self. She is my all time favorite artist and having written a few essays on her, it's good to get a full read on her life. She is hard to find books on solely based on her alone.
Zane
Feb 16, 2013 Zane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A very well-executed bio about one of the most underrated painters of the age of decorative titans, an age in which only flamboyant and gripping personas like Tamara truly thrived.
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Aug 13, 2012 Ashley Lindsay rated it it was amazing
One of those rare creatures that defines, and is defined by, the era.
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Feb 10, 2014 Alissa rated it it was amazing


a real biography of a fantasmo woman -- a time a place -- certain historical influences and context -- and a dynamo woman --- recommend
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Prachtige schilderijen maar het beeld dat daar naar voren komt van de kunstenares is niet zo positief:arrogant,statusbelust, kortom egocentrisch.
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Fascinating life and art.
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Gilles Néret (1933 - August 3, 2005) was a French art critic and historian, journalist and curator. He wrote extensively on the history of erotica.

He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L’Oeil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. Since 1
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