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Author Franck, Dan.

Title Bohemian Paris : Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the birth of modern art / Dan Franck ; translated by Cynthia Hope Liebow
Edition First American edition
Published New York : Grove Press, 2001

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Description xviii, 430 pages, 12 unnumbered plates
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. THE ANARTISTS OF MONTMARTRE THE MAZE OF MONTMARTRE 3 LITRILLO 9 LIFE IN BLUE 15 TWO AMERICANS IN PARIS 24 CYPRIAN 30 GUILLAUME THE BELOVED 44 THE LOVELY FERNANDE 56 THE BATEAU LAVOIR 60 THE WILD BEASTS' CAGE 65 WITH THE ACROBATS 74 THE TIME OF DUELS 79 GOSOL 85 AN AFTERNOON ON THE RUE DE FLEURUS 90 THE BORDELLO OF AVIGNON 95 THE GOOD DOUANIER 104 THE THEFT OF THE MONA LISA 112 SEPARATIONS 121 CUBISM 128 LEADERS OF THE PACK 134 THE CUBISTERS 140 GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE GIVES A LITTLE HELP TO HIS FRIENDS 146 THE POET AND THE ART DEALER 153 CUBISM ON THE AUCTION BLOCK 157 II. MONTPARNASSE GOES TO WAR THE RUCHE 163 UBU ROI 167 2 AUGUST 1914 176 UNDER THE DIMMED STREET LAMPS 181 CHAIM AND AMEDEO 184 THE VILLA ROSE 191 THE ARTILLERYMAN'S WOMEN 197 THE WRITER WITH THE SEVERED HAND 207 THE FRIVOLOUS PRINCE 214 THE COCK AND THE HARLEQUIN 221 THE POET'S WOUND 226 CAMOUFLAGE ART 231 MEANWHILE, IN AMERICA 234 DADA & COMPANY 242 THE FRIENDS OF VAL-DE-GRACE 248 ADRIENNE MONNIER'S BOOKSHOP 253 PARTY DAYS IN PARIS 258 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 264 A PAINTER AND HIS DEALER 268 3, RUE JOSEPH BARA 273 LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS 276 PARIS-NICE 280 THE END OF THE GAME 284 III. MONTPARNASSE, OPEN CITY KIKI 289 DEATH COMES TO MONTPARNASSE 295 COMING TO BLOWS AT DROUOT 299 SURREALIST SCENES 304 THE WAKEFUL SLEEPER 310 DRESS DESIGNER TO THE ARTS 317 THE DRESS DESIGNER AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER 324 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 328 A RADIATOR KNOB SIGNED BY RODIN 332 ONE COCKTAIL, TWO COCTEAUS 337 A GENERATION LOST AND FOUND 342 A WANDERING JEW 348 AT THE JOCKEY CLUB 355 PHOTOS, PHOTOS359 DR ARGYROL AND MR BARNES 364 SOUTINE'S CROSS 370 SCANDAL AT THE CLOSERIE DES LILAS 376 A LITTLE GEOGRAPHY OF SURREALISM 380 THE BAD BOYS OF THE RUE DU CHATEAU 385 SETTLING SCORES 390 THE SOFT DRINK KING 397 TAKEN IN PASSING 402 THE LAST OF THE BOHEMIANS 408
Summary "Paris is a mythical city, a capital of the arts that has hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture. Perhaps this reputation has never been so richly deserved as at the beginning of the twentieth century, when Fauvism Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism were born in a heady atmosphere of invention and discovery that gave way to the modern sensibility."
"In Bohemian Paris, Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and magical tour of the Paris of 1900-1930 and its hotbeds of artistic creation. He introduces erudite and eros-obsessed poet Guillaume Apollinaire; the painter Amedeo Modigliani, generous to a fault even when starving; the opportunistic but brilliant Jean Cocteau; and rival geniuses Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, powerful figures who inspired and galvanized their peers even as they divided and obstructed them. We encounter American writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose time in Paris is the stuff of legend, and form-breaking modern writer and salonist nonpareil Gertrude Stein."
"Painters and writers, sculptors and poets, they lived like characters in a Balzac story, working, loving, and struggling against a backdrop of extravagant parties and dire poverty. With a novelist's verve and a historian's skill, Dan Franck now paints these lives and this remarkable time, capturing the beauty and vitality distilled from these artists, whose work became the cornerstones of great art."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translation of: Bohm̈es
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
Artists -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Artists -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris -- Anecdotes.
Bohemianism -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Art and the war.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Art.
LC no. 2001050152
ISBN 0802116973
Other Titles Bohm̈es. English