Infinite variety : the life and legend of the Marchesa Casati (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Infinite variety : the life and legend of the Marchesa Casati

Author: Scot D Ryersson; Michael Orlando Yaccarino; Quentin Crisp
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Definitive edition, 1st University of Minnesota Press editionView all editions and formats
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She was the most scandalous woman of her day. The Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was Europe's most notorious celebrity, and its most eccentric. For the first three decades of the twentieth century she astounded the continent. Nude servants gilded in gold leaf attended her. Bizarre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table. She wore live snakes as jewelry, and she was infamous for her evening strolls, naked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
Named Person: Luisa Casati Stampa; Luisa Casati Stampa; Luisa Casati, marchesa
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scot D Ryersson; Michael Orlando Yaccarino; Quentin Crisp
ISBN: 0816645205 9780816645206
OCLC Number: 54822606
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viridian Books, 1999.
Description: xiv, 233 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Quentin Crisp --
Introduction : siren of the century --
Dream child, 1881-1903 --
slow awakening, 1903-1910 --
1001 nights on the grand canal, 1910-1914 --
Basilisk's stare, 1914-1919 --
Tigress on Capri, 1919-1920 --
Medusa in pearls, 1921-1927 --
Dragonfly in amber, 1927-1957 --
Epilogue : phoenix rising.
Responsibility: Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino ; foreword by Quentin Crisp.

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For the first three decades of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Casati astounded Europe: nude servants gilded in gold leaf attended her; bizarrre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table;  Read more...

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