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Sonia Delaunay: The Life of an Artist

Baron, Stanley; Damase, Jacques

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ISBN 10: 0810932229 / ISBN 13: 9780810932227
Published by Abrams, NY, 1995
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Title: Sonia Delaunay: The Life of an Artist

Publisher: Abrams, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a woman of many talents - an innovative artist and a trend-setting textile and fashion designer.
This volume, which was written with full access to her journals, sketchbooks, and other personal records, and includes some 200 illustrations, many never before published, traces Delaunay's life beginning with her childhood in Russia and art studies in Germany. She moved to Paris in 1905 and immediately felt at home. Once she married, Delaunay kept in the background though she was producing numerous works of art. Her most spectacular work spanned the 1920s and 30s - not only paintings and drawings filled with joyous color, but also bookbindings, tapestries, carpets, and wholly original and exhilarating commercial fabric designs. Here she made the greatest use of her natural flair for color, which also had a profound influence on her husband's work.
No biography of Sonia Delaunay could express her inner character without a generous sampling of her art. This book's numerous illustrations are drawn from all the areas in which she was so productive, and include many personal photographs as well.

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Delaunay influenced both the art and fashion worlds with the bold colors and abstract forms of her fashion and textile designs and paintings. Baron, an editor with art publisher Thames & Hudson, and Damase, a poet and author (Sonia Delaunay: Fashion and Fabrics, Abrams, 1991), present Delaunay as an independent artist who became an avant-garde force along with her husband, Robert. While the book provides insight into Delaunay's character through photographs and excerpts from her journals, it also chronicles her growth as an artist by including excellent representations of her textiles, gouaches, and fashions. In the most poignant parts of this book, the authors describe Delaunay's quest to ensure exposure and respect for her late husband's work and chronicle her later years, when she finally received recognition apart from her husband. Because the work is more comprehensive than Damase's solo effort or Sonia Delaunay: Art into Fashion (Braziller, 1986), it is highly recommended for fine arts collections in academic and large public libraries.?Julie C. Boehning, "Library Journal"
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