Sonia Delaunay: Artist of the Lost Generation.
by [Paris in the 1920s] Madsen, Axel.
A Near Fine tight copy with foxing to the top and bottom edges in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Russian-born Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a pioneer of modernism in the Paris of Picasso and Matisse, and made her mark on the expatriate community as an artist and a feminist. Her radiant canvases, with their sun-like disks of swirling color, brought a warmth to cubism missing in the work of Braque or Gris. After the Bolsheviks confiscated her adoptive uncle's wealth during the Russian Revolution, Delaunay, already in Paris, was forced to earn a living. Her abstract textiles and graphics, and the jazz-age clothing she designed, helped define art deco. For decades, this expatriate supported herself, her son and husband, French cubist painter Robert Delaunay, portrayed here as a hopelessly impractical enfant terrible. At age 67, after restoring her late husband's eclipsed reputation, she broke out of his orbit to experiment with form and color. In this evocative biography, Madsen, juggles an astonishing cast of luminaries as he re-creates the bohemian artistic-literary circles of Paris.This is the first full length biography on the noted fashion artist and designer who lived and worked in Paris in the twenties. Sonia was the quintessential modern woman who made her own rules both in her art and private life.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26548