Paris Between The Wars. Art, Style and Glamour in the Crazy Years

Paris Between The Wars. Art, Style and Glamour in the Crazy Years
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Vincent Bouvet and Gerard Durozoi.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2010. First published in French in 2009. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 416 pages. With 489 illustrations, including 193 in colour. 245 x 175mm (9 x 7"). 1.6kg. 9780500515457. English. Fine.

'In the years between 1919 and 1939, Paris experienced a cultural and intellectual boom. This vibrant city was ablaze with bright lights and the sound of jazz, and the ideas and fashions born there spread across the world and attracted a host of international artists, writers and performers to come and share the excitement of the period that the French called les annees folles - the crazy years.' (from the blurb).

Bouvet and Durozoi's generously illustrated account of the inter-war years in Paris takes in a huge breadth of cultural events, ideas and people - Montparnasse, Cubism, Surrealism, Dada, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Gide, Malraux, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, the International Exhibition of 1925, Art Deco, Chanel, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Josephine Baker, Brassai and Kertesz.