The Marchesa Casati

Author: Scot Ryersson
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Size: 54.50 MB
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"I want to be a living work of art."-- The Marchesa Luisa Casati During the first half of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was Europe's most notorious celebrity. Her extravagant lifestyle, eccentric personality, and scandalous escapades captivated and inspired some of the most influential artists of her time. She was painted by Boldini and Augustus John, sketched by Drian and Alastair, and photographed by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton, among others. Jean Cocteau praised her strange beauty; Jack Kerouac dedicated poems to her; Fortuny, Poiret, and Erte dressed her. She continues to inspire top designers today, including John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. The Marchesa Casati is a visual biography, telling Casati's captivating life story alongside the art and designs she has inspired, featuring 200 images covering her lifetime and beyond. Personal family momentos, paintings, sculptures, and photographs, some never before seen, illustrate the artistic and cultural legacy she left behind. Runway images, sketches, and advertorials show her continuing impact on the present-day fashion community. "The Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a Muse explores Casati's heart and soul. It's a wonderfully complete portrait of a style icon, during her life and afterward, lavishly illustrated with more than 200 images, including personal mementos, and the art and designs she has inspired even today." –Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2009 "The story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati's life resembles a fable for our times. Ryersson and Yaccarino present a compelling collection of images to tell the story of Italy's richest heiress at turn of the last century, whose married aristocratic life and progeny were cast aside to indulge in a dramatically theatrical existence...She emerges a heroine, living the fantasy, all the way to the end." –Glass Magazine "With incredible passion for the Marchesa Casati, Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino have worked tirelessly to create a stunning homage and a visual biography to this legendary woman who continues to inspire fashion and style." --Diane von Furstenberg

Portr Ts Von Tilla Durieux

Author: Hannah Ripperger
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847006347
Size: 65.41 MB
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The large number of portraits of the actress Tilla Durieux gained her the reputation as “most-painted woman of her epoch“. Even though portraits of actors were quite popular in the early 20th century, Durieux’ portraits stand out as an exception. The famous Berlin art dealer Paul Cassirer, her second husband, contributed a great deal to her status as “cult model“ among artists. Durieux’ numerous female and male portraitists were strongly influenced by the current images of femininity such as femme fatale, “Neue Frau“, exotic and socialite. The interdisciplinary thesis is in addition to this pictorial staging by the artists also dedicated to the question of the actress’ utilisation of her portraits for the purpose of self-staging.

Satanic Feminism

Author: Per Faxneld
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190664479
Size: 45.57 MB
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According to the Bible, Eve was the first to heed Satan's advice to eat the forbidden fruit and thus responsible for all of humanity's subsequent miseries. The notion of woman as the Devil's accomplice is prominent throughout Christian history and has been used to legitimize the subordination of wives and daughters. In the nineteenth century, rebellious females performed counter-readings of this misogynist tradition. Lucifer was reconceptualized as a feminist liberator of womankind, and Eve became a heroine. In these reimaginings, Satan is an ally in the struggle against a tyrannical patriarchy supported by God the Father and his male priests. Per Faxneld shows how this Satanic feminism was expressed in a wide variety of nineteenth-century literary texts, autobiographies, pamphlets, newspaper articles, paintings, sculptures, and even artifacts of consumer culture like jewelry. He details how colorful figures like the suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, gender-bending Theosophist H. P. Blavatsky, author Aino Kallas, actress Sarah Bernhardt, anti-clerical witch enthusiast Matilda Joslyn Gage, decadent marchioness Luisa Casati, and the Luciferian lesbian poetess Renee Vivien embraced these reimaginings. By exploring the connections between esotericism, literature, art and the political realm, Satanic Feminism sheds new light on neglected aspects of the intellectual history of feminism, Satanism, and revisionary mythmaking.

Hotel Du Barry Oder Das Findelkind In Der Suppensch Ssel

Author: Lesley Truffle
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676115
Size: 42.86 MB
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London 1919. Seit im Keller des ehrenwerten Hotel du Barry ein lachendes Baby an der Wäscheleine gefunden wurde, besteht kein Zweifel: Hier ist etwas Besonderes im Gange. Prompt beschließt die bunte Belegschaft, die Kleine vor dem Waisenhaus zu bewahren - und hätte das Zimmermädchen Mary das Baby nicht ausgerechnet zum Schlafen in eine silberne Suppenschüssel gelegt, hätte der Hoteldirektor Daniel du Barry vielleicht nie bemerkt, welche wundersame Geschichte sich hier ereignet ...

Ich Habe Alles Gelebt

Author: Peggy Guggenheim
ISBN: 9783404128426
Size: 11.73 MB
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Sie sammelte Männer und Kunst. Die Männer gingen, die Kunst blieb. In ihren respektlosen Memoiren plaudert Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) anekdotenreich über ihre stürmischen Liebesaffären mit berühmten Künstlern wie Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock und Marcel Duchamp, über den mächtigen Guggenheim-Clan sowie über ihre provokanten Kunstausstellungen. Entstanden ist dabei nicht nur das schillernde Porträt eine außergewöhnliche Frau, sondern zugleich auch eine unterhaltsame Dokumentation über einen bedeutenden Abschnitt der modernen Kunstgeschichte. Dies ist die erste ungekürzte deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Autobiographie Peggy Guggenheims. Mit zahlreichen bisher unveröffentlichten Abbildungen.

Berlins Drittes Geschlecht

Author: Magnus Hirschfeld
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026877829
Size: 49.71 MB
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Dieses eBook: "Berlins drittes Geschlecht" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) war ein deutscher Arzt, Sexualforscher und Mitbegründer der ersten Homosexuellen-Bewegung. Aus dem Buch: "So galt ich noch mit 15 Jahren, und zwar mit Recht, unter meinen Kameraden für ›unschuldig‹; an den Klapperstorch glaubte ich ja nicht gerade mehr, aber ich hatte keine Ahnung von dem Wesen des Unterschiedes der Geschlechter und von irgendwelchen sexuellen Beziehungen. Natürlich verstand ich auch nichts von den bekannten Witzen, die über dieses Thema gemacht wurden, was am meisten dazu beitrug, den Ruf meiner ›Unschuld‹ zu verbreiten."