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The Resource Mistress of Modernism : The Life of Peggy Guggenheim, Mary V. Dearborn, (electronic resource)

Mistress of Modernism : The Life of Peggy Guggenheim, Mary V. Dearborn, (electronic resource)

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Mistress of Modernism : The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Title
Mistress of Modernism
Title remainder
The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Statement of responsibility
Mary V. Dearborn
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Language
eng
Summary
Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's visionary Art of This Century gallery in New York, which brought together the European surrealist artists with the American abstract expressionists, was an epoch-shaking "happening" at the center of its time. Dearborn's unprecedented access to the Guggenheim family, friends, and papers contributes rich insight to Peggy's traumatic childhood in German-Jewish "Our Crowd" New York, her self-education in the ways of art and artists, her caustic battles with other art-collecting Guggenheims, and her legendary sexual appetites: her lovers included Max Ernst, Samuel Beckett, and Marcel Duchamp, to name a mere few. Here too is a poignant portrait of Peggy's last years as l'ultima dogaressa -- the last duchess -- in her palazzo in Venice, where her collection still draws thousands of visitors every year. Mistress of Modernism is the first definitive biography of a woman whose wit, passion, and provocative legacy come compellingly to life
Biography type
individual biography
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Dearborn, Mary V
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Guggenheim, Peggy
  • Art
  • Art
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Mistress of Modernism : The Life of Peggy Guggenheim, Mary V. Dearborn, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
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online
Isbn
9780547523767
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
Mistress of Modernism : The Life of Peggy Guggenheim, Mary V. Dearborn, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 400 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547523767
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d1rpyz9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)d1rpyz9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 2.5 MB)

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