9780299298609-0299298604-Romaine Brooks: A Life

Romaine Brooks: A Life

ISBN-13: 9780299298609
ISBN-10: 0299298604
Edition: 1
Author: Langer, Cassandra
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780299298609
ISBN-10: 0299298604
Edition: 1
Author: Langer, Cassandra
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Langer, Cassandra wrote Romaine Brooks: A Life comprising 304 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0299298604 and 9780299298609. Since then Romaine Brooks: A Life textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The artistic achievements of Romaine Brooks (1874–1970), both as a major expatriate American painter and as a formative innovator in the decorative arts, have long been overshadowed by her fifty-year relationship with writer Natalie Barney and a reputation as a fiercely independent, aloof heiress who associated with fascists in the 1930s. In Romaine Brooks: A Life, art historian Cassandra Langer provides a richer, deeper portrait of Brooks's aesthetics and experimentation as an artist―and of her entire life, from her chaotic, traumatic childhood to the enigmatic decades after World War II, when she produced very little art. This provocative, lively biography takes aim at many myths about Brooks and her friends, lovers, and the subjects of her portraits, revealing a woman of wit and passion who overcame enormous personal and societal challenges to become an extraordinary artist and create a life on her own terms.

Romaine Brooks: A Life introduces much fresh information from Langer's decades of research on Brooks and establishes this groundbreaking artist's centrality to feminism and contemporary sexual politics as well as to visual culture.

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