Out of This Century

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Out of This Century

Out of This Century

Confessions of an Art Addict

  • Author: Peggy Guggenheim
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780233005522
  • Category: Art patrons
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4468
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This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, and her discovery of new artists. Known as 'the mistress of modern art', Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism. A must read for anyone with an interest in these major-league artists, this seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman.

Confessions of an Art Addict

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Confessions of an Art Addict

Confessions of an Art Addict

  • Author: Peggy Guggenheim
  • Publisher: New York : Macmillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 175
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Confessions of an Online Dating Addict

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Confessions of an Online Dating Addict

Confessions of an Online Dating Addict

A True Account of Dating and Relating in the Internet Age

  • Author: Jane Coloccia
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1434332055
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 236
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"Confessions of An Online Dating Addict" is a humorous and honest look at the world of Internet dating. Approximately 60 million Americans date online and there are over 800 Internet dating sites.This book is a true first-person account of the author's experiences with cyber dating and tracks her evolution from initiation into the online dating arena through eight years of dating.Along the way, you'll meet the different "characters" she has connected with, laugh and cry as she navigates her way through the web of the online dating world, learn about her struggles in dealing with relationships and singlehood, and get an insider's perspective on do's and don'ts in online dating, what to watch out for, and recommendations for those who are considering online dating. The book's style is a combination of "Sex and the City" meets "Bridget Jones' Diary" meets "He's Just Not That Into You."Jane Coloccia is a true online dating expert having met more than 200 men in her dating escapades in both New York City and suburban New Jersey.Follow along as she meets unavailable men, stalkers, conquistadors, younger men, older men, and even tries to give up dating altogether! This is the perfect book for those of you who date online, who are intrigued by the prospect, or who have been happily married and wonder what the heck really goes on in the world of Internet dating.

The Fran and Ray Stark Collection of 20th-century Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum

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The Fran and Ray Stark Collection of 20th-century Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum

The Fran and Ray Stark Collection of 20th-century Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum

  • Author: Antonia Boström,Christopher Bedford,Penelope Curtis,John Dixon Hunt,J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 9780892369041
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 173
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This catalogue celebrates the recently installed collection of twentieth-century sculpture donated to the J. Paul Getty Trust by the Fran and Ray Stark Trust in 2005. The book takes the reader on a visual tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum's new sculpture gardens and installations, which features twenty-eight works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Ferdinand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, René Magritte, Aristide Maillol, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi. The book offers essays on the curatorial decisions involved in establishing harmonious groupings; a history of European and American sculpture within built outdoor environments and gardens; and catalogue entries that discuss individual pieces within their broader art-historical contexts.

Rough Draft

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Rough Draft

Rough Draft

The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937

  • Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1611493773
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 402
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This edited selection, culled from the diary Coleman kept for over four decades, documents Coleman’s experiences as an American expatriate poet, novelist, and diarist in France and England during the heyday of Anglo-American modernism. It showcases her struggles to reconcile her multiple identities as a creative, sexual, maternal, and spiritual woman as she interacted with some of the most important literary, artistic, and intellectual figures of the period.

Res

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Res

Res

Anthropology and Aesthetics, 57/58: Spring/Autumn 2010

  • Author: Francesco Pellizzi,Christopher Wood,Jonathan Hay
  • Publisher: Peabody Museum Press
  • ISBN: 0873658612
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 367
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This double volume of the renowned international journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics includes “Aesthetics’ non-recyclable ground” by Félix Duque; “Seeing through dead eyes” by Jonathan Hay; “The hidden aesthetic of red in the painted tombs of Oaxaca” by Diana Magaloni; “A consideration of the quatrefoil motif in Preclassic Mesoamerica” by Julia Guernsey; “Hunters, Sufis, soldiers, and minstrels” by Cynthia Becker; “Figures fidjiennes” by Marc Rochette; “A sacred landscape” by Rachel Kousser; “Military architecture as a political tool in the Renaissance” by Francesco Benelli; “The icon as performer and as performative utterance” by Marie Gasper-Hulvat; “Image and site” by Jas’ Elsner; “Untimely objects” by Ara H. Merjian; “Max Ernst in Arizona” by Samantha Kavky; “Form as revolt” by Sebastian Zeidler; “Embodiments and art beliefs” by Filippo Fimiani; “The theft of the goddess Amba Mata” by Deborah Stein; and contributions to “Lectures, Documents and Discussions” by Gottfried Semper, Spyros Papapetros, Erwin Panofsky, Megan R. Luke, Francesco Paolo Adorno, and Remo Guidieri.

André Breton in Exile

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André Breton in Exile

André Breton in Exile

The Poetics of "Occultation", 1941–1947

  • Author: Victoria Clouston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317181239
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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Following the journey of André Breton, the leader of the Surrealist movement, into exile during the Second World War, the author of this book traces the trajectory of his thought and poetic output from 1941–1948. Through a close examination of the major – and as yet little studied – works written during these years, she demonstrates how Breton’s quest for "a new myth" for the postwar world led him to widen his enquiry into hermeticism, myth, and the occult. This ground-breaking study establishes Breton’s profound intellectual debt to 19th-century Romanticism, its literature and thought, revealing how it defined his understanding of hermeticism and the occult, and examining the differences between the two. It shows how, having abandoned political action on leaving the Communist Party in 1935, Breton nonetheless held firmly to political thought, moving in his quest for a better world via Hermes Trismegistus across the utopian ideas of Charles Fourier and the "magical" practices of the Hopi Indians. The author finally reveals Breton’s misreading of the situation in postwar Paris on his return in 1946, and his failure to communicate the span of his ideas for creating a better society while at the same time maintaining a close connection between art and life.

The Good Plain Cook

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The Good Plain Cook

The Good Plain Cook

  • Author: Bethan Roberts
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 184765147X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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It's summer 1936, and the world is on the cusp of change, but there's little sign of this in rural Sussex. So when Kitty Allen answers an advert looking for 'a good plain cook', she has no idea what she's in for. For starters, her employer is an American called Ellen Steinberg who believes in having the staff call her by her first name and sunbathing in the nude. Then there's Ellen's eleven-year-old daughter, Geenie, a bright, unhappy little thing, and Mrs Steinberg's gentleman friend, Mr Crane, who's said to be a poet - even though he doesn't have a beard and doesn't actually write much poetry. Rich bohemians imagining themselves as communists, Steinberg and Crane see themselves as champions of 'the people' - not that they know the first thing about how the people actually live. Kitty is in no position to criticise - after all she claimed to be a good plain cook, despite hardly knowing how to boil an egg. Utterly out of her depth, she is relieved to have the gardener, Arthur, to talk to. Otherwise she'd never last a summer in this madhouse. Ellen Steinberg wants life to run as smoothly as the love story she imagines her lover George Crane to be writing. But as Kitty arrives, the dream is on the edge of falling apart.

Geniuses Together

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Geniuses Together

Geniuses Together

American Writers in Paris in the 1920s

  • Author: Humphrey Carpenter
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571309410
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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In Humphrey Carpenter's own words, 'This is the story of the longest-ever literary party, which went on in Montparnasse, on the Left Bank, throughout the 1920s.' 'This book', to continue to quote Carpenter himself, 'is chiefly a collage of Left-Bank expatriate life as it was experienced by the Hemingway generation - "The Lost Generation", as Gertrude Stein named it in a famous remark to Hemingway.' There are brief portraits of Gertrude Stein, Natalie Clifford Barney and Sylvia Beach, who moved to Paris before the First World War and provided vital introductions for the exiles of the 1920s. The main narrative, however, concerns the years 1921 to 1928 because these saw the arrival and departure of Hemingway and most of his Paris associates. 'He is a compelling guide, catching the kind of idiosyncratic detail or incident that holds the readers' attention and maintains a cracking pace. Anyone wanting an introduction to the constellation of talent that made the Left Bank in Paris during the Twenties a second Greenwich Village would find this a useful and inspiring book.' Times Educational Supplement