When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Yet rather than being a decade of unmitigated bliss, les Années folles also saw an undercurrent of despair as well as the rise of ruthless organizations of the extreme right, aimed at annihilating whatever threatened tradition and order—a struggle that would escalate in the years ahead. The epicenter of all this creativity, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, was Montparnasse, as well as of the era’s good times, and tourists discovered the Paris of their dreams.

When paris sizzled vividly portrays the city of light during the fabulous 1920s, the roar of automobiles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, les Années folles, and the beat of jazz.

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends #ad - Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life. Major figures on the paris scene—such as gertrude stein, james joyce, coco chanel, and proust—continued to hold sway, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Cole Porter, Diaghilev, Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Stravinsky, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, as well as André Citroën, Sylvia Beach, and Josephine Baker, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse.

Paris of the 1920s unquestionably sizzled. Mary mcauliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, and, fashion, transportation, most notably, from art and architecture to music, entertainment, literature, behavior.

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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Now, stravinsky, mcauliffe portrays paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, Jean Cocteau, Marie Curie, Debussy, Matisse, Gertrude Stein, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, Ravel, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Proust, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with a barrage of revolutionary visions and discoveries.

Such dramatic breakthroughs were not limited to the arts or sciences, as innovators and entrepreneurs such as Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and so many others—including those magnificent men and women in their flying machines—emphatically demonstrated. Mary mcauliffe’s dawn of the belle epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870–1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world.

Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War #ad - But all was not well in this world, and wrenching struggles between church and state as well as between haves and have-nots shadowed these years, underscored by the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the approaching Great War—a cataclysm that would test the mettle of the City of Light, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, even as it brutally brought the Belle Epoque to its close.

Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this remarkable era from 1900 through World War I to vibrant life.

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Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Yet these same years also witnessed an extraordinary blossoming in art, and Debussy, with the Parisian cultural scene dramatically upended by revolutionaries such as Monet, Zola, Rodin, poetry, and music, literature, even while Gustave Eiffel was challenging architectural tradition with his iconic tower.

A humiliating military defeat by bismarck's germany, a brutal siege, and the question loomed, "Could this extraordinary city even survive?" With the addition of an evocative new preface, and a bloody uprising—Paris in 1871 was a shambles, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third Republic.

Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends #ad - Through the eyes of these pioneers and others, including Sarah Bernhardt, Marie Curie, Georges Clemenceau, and César Ritz, we witness their struggles with the forces of tradition during the final years of a century hurtling towards its close. By 1900, paris had recovered and the belle epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were difficult, and an ongoing economic malaise, marked by struggles between republicans and monarchists, the Republic and the Church, darkened by a rising tide of virulent anti-Semitism.

Through rich illustrations and vivid narrative, McAuliffe brings this vibrant and seminal era to life.

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Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and Their Friends

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Hitler, stalin, and mussolini escalated the increasingly hazardous international environment, while the civil war in Spain added to the instability of the times. Despite the decade’s creativity and glamour, and Parisians responded with growing nativism and anti-Semitism, it remained a difficult and dangerous time, while relying on their Maginot Line to protect them from external harm.

Major figures on the paris scene, sylvia beach, continued to hold sway, in addition to Josephine Baker, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, André Gide, Igor Stravinsky, such as Gertrude Stein, Marie Curie, and Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers flexed their economic muscle and their opponents struck back with increasing violence.

Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and Their Friends #ad - Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this extraordinary era to life. Yet throughout the decade, Paris remained at the center of cultural creativity. Simone de beauvoir and jean-paul sartre could now be seen at their favorite cafés, Salvador Dalí, and Elsa Schiaparelli came to prominence, along with France’s first Socialist prime minister, while Jean Renoir, Léon Blum.

. As the divide between haves and have-nots widened, with animosities exploding into brutal clashes, so did the political split between left and right, intensified by the paramilitary leagues of the extreme right. Paris on the brink vividly portrays the city of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation.

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The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s

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Museyon #ad - In the golden moments of paris, john baxter uncovers fascinating true stories about the characters that gave Paris its “character” in the years between World War I and World War II. 5, and the antics of Ernest Hemingway, F. Learn about gertrude stein and her famous writers’ salon, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, the birth of Chanel No.

Explore one of the world’s most beautiful and loved cities in 26 fact-filled, humorous, and dramatic stories about the famed Années Folles—the Crazy Years—at the turn of the 20th century in Paris. Scott fitzgerald, and the “lost generation. Then see what these areas look like today by following along on the guided walking tours of Paris’s historic neighborhoods and the cafes, and Bohemians, artists, clubs, and brothels that were home to the intellectuals, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.

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Paris Discovered: Explorations in the City of Light

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Elysian Editions #ad - Images of the french revolution are conjured by the neighborhoods of Les Miserables and the mystery of the lost dauphin. Several excursions evoke the spirit of an age past by exploring the haunts of Heloise and Abelard, Frederic Chopin, the Impressionist painters, and the American expatriates of the 1920s.

Recommendations are also included for the best ice cream in Paris or the hottest new spot for shopping at Viaduc des Arts. Other tours of the very earliest houses and churches—along with waterworks, medieval walls, and an underground river—provide a fascinating view into a thousand years of infrastructure.

Paris Discovered: Explorations in the City of Light #ad - Uncovering the paris that charmed thomas jefferson in the 18th century and George Gershwin in the 20th, and documents—offers 50 walking destinations, old maps, this guide—written by an historian and based on personal exploration, many unfamiliar even to Parisians.

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Hemingway's Paris: A Writer's City in Words and Images

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Yucca Publishing #ad - The history, hotels, homes, and the restaurants, the streets, sites, and favorite bars are all detailed here. An “achingly effective” portrait of the city that inspired one of the twentieth century’s greatest authors Booklist, starred review. No other place in any of ernest Hemingway’s travels was as significant, professionally or emotionally, as was Paris.

. As a teacher and photojournalist, he has traveled throughout France, Spain, Italy, Africa, and Cuba in order to gain insight into Hemingway’s work. Robert wheeler also discusses Hemingway’s torment, talent, and obstacles, as well as his places of refuge. The gorgeous black-and-white photographs and accompanying text in this book capture the complexity, and tells a story of remarkable passion—for a city, and intrigue that Hemingway described in the pages of so much of his work, a woman, beauty, and a time.

Hemingway's Paris: A Writer's City in Words and Images #ad - Here, through his journal and photographs, Wheeler portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the woman he never stopped loving, Hadley, and with the city he loved most, Paris. By showing us the paris that hemingway saw, walked through, and loved, Robert Wheeler gives us a more complete picture than we have had of this legendary and complicated American writer.

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In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

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Penguin Books #ad - Roe is particularly good at communicating the extraordinary devotion of Matisse and Picasso to their work. Financial Times. She describes the origins of movements like Fauvism, and Futurism, Cubism, and reconstructs the stories behind immortal paintings by Picasso and Matisse. Relating the colorful lives and complicated relationships of this dramatic bohemian scene, Roe illuminates the excitement of the moment when these bold experiments in artistic representation and performance began to take shape.

A thrilling account, In Montmartre captures an extraordinary group on the cusp of fame and immortality. Over the next decade, cafés, dance halls, and galleries of montmartre, salons, André Derain, Amedeo Modigliani, Maurice de Vlaminck, and many more, Constantin Brancusi, the young Spaniard joins the likes of Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Gertrude Stein, among the studios, in revolutionizing artistic expression.

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art #ad - Sue roe has blended exceptional scholarship with graceful prose to write this remarkable group portrait of the men and women who profoundly changed the arts of painting, dance, music, literature, sculpture, and fashion. It begins in october 1900, eager for fame and fortune, as a teenage Pablo Picasso, first makes his way up the hillside of Paris’s famous windmill-topped district.

Through their stories, Roe brings to life one of the key moments in the history of art. Praise for in Montmartre"Lively and engaging…. Readers will find a fresh sense of how all these people—the geniuses and the hangers-on, the wealthy collectors and the unworldly painters—related to each other….

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Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse

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St. Martin's Press #ad - After the defeat of france by hitler's Germany, the East European Jewish immigrants who had made their way to France for sanctuary were no longer safe. Rich in period detail, stanley Meisler's Shocking Paris explores the short, dramatic life of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Art critics gave them the name "the School of Paris" to set them apart from the French-born and less talented young artists of the period. Willem de kooning proclaimed Soutine his favorite painter, and Jackson Pollack hailed him as a major influence. Modigliani and chagall eventually attained enormous worldwide popularity, but in those earlier days most School of Paris painters looked on Soutine as their most talented contemporary.

Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse #ad - Soutine arrived in paris while many painters were experimenting with cubism, demonic, but he had no time for trends and fashions; like his art, Soutine was intense, and fierce. For a couple of decades before world war ii, marc chagall, including Amedeo Modigliani, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris.

. In constant fear of the french police and the German Gestapo, plagued by poor health and bouts of depression, Soutine was the epitome of the tortured artist.

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The Private Lives of the Impressionists

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Their dazzling works are familiar to even the most casual art lovers—but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people?Sue Roe's colorful, follows an extraordinary group of artists into their Paris studios, poignant, The Private Lives of the Impressionists, and superbly researched biography, down the rural lanes of Montmartre, lively, and into the rowdy riverside bars of a city undergoing monumental change.

Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, today astonishing sums are paid for their paintings. Vivid and unforgettable, it casts a brilliant, revealing light on this unparalleled society of genius colleagues who lived and worked together for twenty years and transformed the art world forever with their breathtaking depictions of ordinary life.

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Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

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Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. But the full story of Hemingway’s legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend.

This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. Blume’s vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, sex, love, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, and excess.

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises #ad -  . Then, midnight betrayals, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, over the next six weeks, sexual rivalry, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. The making of ernest hemingway's the sun also rises, spain, ernest hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, the outsize personalities who inspired it, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls.

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