Passion by Design - The Art and Times of Tamara de Lempicka by Baroness Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall, Tamara De Lempicka,
By Baroness Kizette De Lempicka-Foxhall, Tamara De Lempicka, Charles Phillips
Tamara de Lempicka captured the whirlwind decade of the Twenties on canvas, portray (and fascinating) the wealthy and recognized of Europe in paintings Deco photos. the specter of a moment global battle despatched Tamara packing to the USA, the place she reveled one of the well-known in Hollywood and the rich of latest York, within the Nineteen Seventies she was once rediscovered while a gallery proprietor in Paris fastened a retrospective of her paintings, and this present day work that have been unsellable for 3 many years fetch many thousands of bucks. a lot of the tale of de Lempickas remarkable existence is informed in relocating aspect through her daughter, whose memories are amplified by way of anecdotes from others who knew the artist. The is illustrated by means of dozens of images from Tamaras own album and via 50 full-color reproductions of her evocative work.
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