Ki Ki's Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930

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Abrams, 1989 - Art - 263 pages
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Marcel Duchamp called it "the first really international colony of artists we ever had." The promise of personal freedom and self-fulfillment brought a generation of artists, writers and pleasure-seekers to the quarter-mile area on the Left Bank known as Montparnasse between 1900 and 1930. And at the center of that life was Kiki, known as the queen of the artists' quarter, who has come to symbolize everything Montparnasse had to offer. The artists, writers and composers who were there--Apollinaire, Léger, Mirò, Cocteau, Joyce, Modigliani, Brancusi Pound, Satie, Calder, Duchamp, Matisse, Hemingway, Mondrian, Man Ray, Pascin, Picasso, Soutine, Stravinsky, Stein, and countless others--created modern culture as we know it. For this book, the authors have chosen among thousands of photographs, many never before published, and interviewed artists and models who were there, to convey in photographs and text the reality and flavor of our century's greatest experiment in freedom.--From publisher description.

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I love this book and used it as a travel guide to my own personal discovery of Paris. A must for those interested in the Artists and their surrounds, in Paris at the time.

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Very disappointing. Photos, Kiki, Paris in the 20s. I was so looking forward to it. It has hundreds of photos -- about three quarters of the space is devoted to photos, the other quarter is text. But ... Read full review

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Kluver is an engineer who cofounded E.A.T. with Robert Rauschenberg in 1966.

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