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Published: 11 January 2018

332 Pages | 37 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198808770

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Baroque between the Wars

Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Jane Stevenson

  • A new take on the arts and modernism that explores how baroque offered a completely different way of being modern
  • Covers literature, film, interior design, architecture, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging
  • Illustrates how Djuna Barnes, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil Beaton, Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler, Dody Todd, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, the Bright Young Things, the Sitwells, and Ottoline Morell, among others, influenced the style and culture of the interwar period
  • Discusses patronage and who got to become 'an artist'
  • Considers sexual politics and the privileges of straight white men
  • Explores the careers of women in the interwar period and the development of a lesbian approach to art and architecture in the works of Eileen Gray, Marie Laurencin, and Elsie de Wolfe