This catalogue is published to accompany the first exhibition in Britain dedicated to the work of Art Deco painter, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), held at London's Royal Academy of Arts in 2004. Focusing on de Lempicka's most productive years, between 1922 and 1935, the text features 60-plus color plates--mostly striking portraits of Parisian writ
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Alain Blondel is the author of Tamara de Lempicka's catalogue raisonné. Ingried Brugger is the director of the Kunstforum, Vienna.From Booklist:
Those eyes, those lips, that hair! Tamara de Lempicka captured the imagination with these trademark features in her distinctive paintings of Parisian glitterati in the 1920s and 1930s. Her combination of sensuously modeled, rounded forms with machine-age architectural shapes in society portraits propelled her to acclaim as the definitive Parisian art deco painter. An escapee from Bolshevik Russia, she studied with Maurice Denis and Andre Lhote in Paris, quickly fusing synthetic neo-cubism with influences from sixteenth-century Italian classicism. A 1925 exhibit in Milan thrust her into high society there and in Paris, where she worked from eight until five, doing three sittings daily and painting most of her great portraits in three weeks or less, aided by her perceptive psychological analysis of her subjects. Commentaries by Alain Blondel, Ingried Brugger, and Tag Gronberg complement the many photos and luscious full-color reproductions that give "gorgeous" new meaning and make this a must-have art book for strong twentieth-century and women's art collections. Whitney Scott
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Book Description Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2004. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Item is in original shrinkwrap. New. Bookseller Inventory # 465396
Book Description ABRAMS July 2004, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Tamara de Lempicka's distinctive painting style was as glamorous as her subject matter, the writers, aristocrats, artists, and entertainers of Paris in the age of Art Deco. Born in Poland, De Lempicka (18981980) created highly mannered portraits using a trademark combination of soft, rounded forms set against architectural lines and shapes, reflecting the new sophisticated urbanity of her sitters. Capturing the nascent modernist spirit, her bold technique and palette rapidly won her acclaim as the quintessential Art Deco artist.This book, published to accompany an exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts, concentrates on this extraordinary artist's most productive and recognized period, between 1922 and 1935, during which time her brand of Synthetic Cubism brilliantly captured the atmosphere of wealth and decadence for which Paris had become famous. Some 60 major works, superbly reproduced in lush color, confirm De Lempicka's reputation as one of the most iconic painters of her generation, and establish her place within the modern movement. Bookseller Inventory # 168773
Book Description Royal Academy Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1903973422 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0809450
Book Description Royal Academy Publications, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111903973422
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Book Description Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2004. Clothbound Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // BRAND NEW BOOK and DJ, both MINT and DJ is now protected with new Mylar. . Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 006239