The Resource The last nude, Ellis Avery

The last nude, Ellis Avery

Label
The last nude
Title
The last nude
Statement of responsibility
Ellis Avery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A stunning story of love, sexual obsession, treachery, and tragedy, about an artist and her most famous muse in Paris between the world wars. Paris, 1927. In the heady years before the crash, financiers drape their mistresses in Chanel, while expatriates flock to the avant-garde bookshop Shakespeare and Company. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara's most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished-and coveted-works of art. A season as the painter's muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by history's darkening tide. Inspired by real events in de Lempicka's history, The Last Nude is a tour de force of historical imagination. Ellis Avery gives the reader a tantalizing window into a lost Paris, an age already vanishing as the inexorable forces of history close in on two tangled lives. Spellbinding and provocative, this is a novel about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance. "--
  • "A novel by the author of The Teahouse Fire about an artist and a young American woman beginning in 1920's Paris"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avery, Ellis
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.V466
LC item number
L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lempicka, Tamara de
  • Women painters
  • Young women
  • Americans
  • Artists' models
  • Paris (France)
Label
The last nude, Ellis Avery
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn706018488
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781594488139
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027708
Label
The last nude, Ellis Avery
Publication
Control code
ocn706018488
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781594488139
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027708

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