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Romaine Brooks : a life

Author: Cassandra L Langer
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The artistic achievements of Romaine Brooks (1874?1970), both as a major expatriate American painter and as a formative innovator in the decorative arts, have long been overshadowed by her fifty-year relationship with writer Natalie Barney and a reputation as a fiercely independent, aloof heiress who associated with fascists in the 1930s. In Romaine Brooks: A Life, art historian Cassandra Langer provides a richer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Romaine Brooks; Romaine Brooks
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cassandra L Langer
ISBN: 9780299298609 0299298604
OCLC Number: 904905208
Description: xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: an art critic's love affair --
A strange childhood: 1874-1894 --
A singular woman: 1895-1904 --
Dangerous liasons: 1905-1912 --
World in flames: 1913-1916 --
Love stories: 1916-1934 --
Fashioning Romaine: 1934-1938 --
More modernisms: 1938 --
Fallen idols: 1939-1945 --
After the fall: 1945-1970 --
Conclusion: the phoenix.
Responsibility: Cassandra Langer.

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