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|Format:||Paperback, 448 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||16 B/W Photo\Illu(s)|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 December 2002|
Dan Franck's book covers the first thirty years of the twentieth century, when Montmartre and Montparnasse were filled with glorious subversives who were inventing modern art and the literary language of the century: Picasso the gentle anarchist, Apollinaire the eroticist, Modigliani and his women, Max Jacob and his men, the fiery Aragon, the solitary Soutine, Man Ray, Gertrude Stein, Henri Matisse, Andre Breton and many others. They came from many different countries.They were painters, poets, sculptors, musicians, and began seminal movements such as fauvism, cubism and surrealism. Their lives were as flamboyant as their work; they were hedonists, believed in free love and broke all the rules of conventional Parisian society. They were and always will be the heroes of the Bohemian period: a magnificent era whose influences and movements still reverberate at the turn of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Dan Franck is 47 years old. He is the author of many books, two of which have won prestigious literary prizes in France.
An illuminating cultural and artistic history of one of the most important periods in modern art Rights have been sold in 8 countries Dan Franck is a prize-winning art historian 'Franck is fascinated by the context in which the art was produced, and this he brings to life with passion and verve...What Franck vividly conjures up is their fragility, the artist's responsiveness to chance, the chaos of the day-to-day lives of so many' Literary Review 'A good reference for anyone who wants a Who's Who of the period' Scotsman 'It's not often that art books provide a good read, but Dan Franck's The Bohemians, is an exception...[a] magical mystery tour...' Midweek
|Publisher: ||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.42 kg)|