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French Riviera and Its Artists : Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Cote D'azur - (Paperback)

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Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d’Azur that’s sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors, and politicians who frequented the world’s most luxurious resort during its golden age. In 25 vivid chapters, Baxter introduces the iconic figures indelibly linked to the South of France—artist Henri Matisse, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and many more. Along the way, Baxter takes readers where few people ever get to go: the alluring world of the perfume industry, into the cars and casinos of Monte Carlo, behind-the-scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, to the villa where Picasso and Cocteau smoked opium, and to the hotel where Joseph Kennedy had an affair with Marlene Dietrich. These luminaries celebrated life and created art amid paradise and this book is the ultimate guide to the Riviera’s golden age.
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Art, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: John Baxter
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2015
TCIN: 53744215
UPC: 9781940842059
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6699
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