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Description - Making It New by Deborah Rothschild

Paris in the 1920s--art, literature, the Lost Generation. The glitterati who inhabited this legendary world--F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter, Man Ray, Dorothy Parker, and a host of others--were members of an intimate circle centered around Sara and Gerald Murphy. Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy is a captivating and absorbing collection of essays examining through images and text the Murphys' influence on a remarkable constellation of artists. The book also explores Gerald Murphy's abbreviated career as a painter, his artistic legacy, and the complex nature of his motivation and vision. This beautifully illustrated volume features essays by art historian Deborah Rothschild and such Murphy scholars as Calvin Tomkins, Amanda Vaill, Linda Patterson Miller, Kenneth Silver; curators Dorothy Kosinski and Kenneth Wayne; artist/writer Trevor Winkfield; musicologist Olivia Mattis; and poet and author William Jay Smith.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520252400
ISBN-10: 0520252403
Format: Paperback / softback
(267mm x 216mm x 15mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Deborah Rothschild

Deborah Rothschild is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Her publications include Picasso's "Parade": from Street to Stage; Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection; and Tony Ourlser: Introjection. Dr. Rothschild organized the award-winning 2002 exhibition "Prelude to a Nightmare: Art, Politics, and Hitler's Early Years in Vienna 1906-1913."

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