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Sonia Delaunay : the life of an artist

Author: Stanley Baron; Jacques Damase
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baron, Stanley.
Sonia Delaunay.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1995
(OCoLC)604665603
Named Person: Sonia Delaunay; Sonia Delaunay; Sonia Delaunay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Baron; Jacques Damase
ISBN: 0810932229 9780810932227
OCLC Number: 31046122
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Origins --
Ch. 2. Paris and The Beginnings of an Artist's Career --
Ch. 3. Robert --
Ch. 4. Wife and Artist --
Ch. 5. The Avant Garde --
Ch. 6. Working with Blaise Cendrars --
Ch. 7. Into World War I --
Ch. 8. The Years in Madrid --
Ch. 9. Back to Paris, Designing Fabrics --
Ch. 10. 'Years of Liberation': Hard Times --
Ch. 11. The International Exposition of 1937 --
Ch. 12. Life After Robert --
Ch. 13. The Last Stages of the War --
Ch. 14. Back to Paris Again: Establishing Robert --
Ch. 15. Putting Sonia First --
Ch. 16. Work and Loneliness --
Ch. 17. The Last Ten Years: Happiness and Fulfillment.
Responsibility: Stanley Baron, in collaboration with Jacques Damase.

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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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