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Modigliani : a life, Jeffrey Meyers

Label
Modigliani : a life
Title
Modigliani
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Meyers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Modigliani settled in Paris in 1906 and died there at the age of thirty-five. A commercial and critical failure in his lifetime, his work now seems the most accessible and appealing of the modern era. But the details of his dramatic life and tormented character remain largely unknown
  • This biography illuminates Modigliani's Jewish-Italian background and temperament; his intellectual influences; his intense friendships with the writers and painters - Picasso, Utrillo, Brancusi, Soutine and Rivera - who came from all over Europe to create the most stimulating artistic milieu of the twentieth century; his relations with the most important women in his life; the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, the South African feminist Beatrice Hastings, the French-Canadian Simone Thiroux and the self-sacrificial young Parisian Jeanne Hebuterne; his addiction to absinthe, ether and hashish; his self-destructive impulse; the lifelong tuberculosis that finally killed him; the meaning of his poetry; the significance of his innovative sculpture, portraits and nudes; and his posthumous legend."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHOB
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Meyers, Jeffrey
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Modigliani, Amedeo
  • Painters
  • Expatriate painters
Target audience
adult
Label
Modigliani : a life, Jeffrey Meyers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263) and index
Contents
Livorno childhood, 1884-1899 -- Italian journey, 1900-1905 -- Down and out in Paris, 1906-1908 -- Aristocrat in rags, 1906-1908 -- Carving direct, 1909-1910 -- Artificial paradise, 1911-1912 -- Jews in Paris, 1913 -- Wild colonial girl, 1914-1916 -- Inner eye, 1915-1916 -- Simone and Jeanne, 1917-1918 -- Beyond pleasure, 1916-1918 -- Light in Nice, 1918-1919 -- Soul's midnight, 1920
Control code
000040978112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p., [16] plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715635841
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
Modigliani : a life, Jeffrey Meyers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263) and index
Contents
Livorno childhood, 1884-1899 -- Italian journey, 1900-1905 -- Down and out in Paris, 1906-1908 -- Aristocrat in rags, 1906-1908 -- Carving direct, 1909-1910 -- Artificial paradise, 1911-1912 -- Jews in Paris, 1913 -- Wild colonial girl, 1914-1916 -- Inner eye, 1915-1916 -- Simone and Jeanne, 1917-1918 -- Beyond pleasure, 1916-1918 -- Light in Nice, 1918-1919 -- Soul's midnight, 1920
Control code
000040978112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p., [16] plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715635841
Other physical details
ill., ports

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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