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    Description"The Marchesa Casati" is a visual biography told through a collection of photographs, paintings and illustrations of the legendary and eccentric socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati. Known for her extravagant lifestyle and strange beauty, Casati was the muse for a number of influential photographers, painters and designers throughout the 20th century. During the first half of the twentieth century, Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was Europe's most notorious celebrity. Her eccentric personality and scandalous escapades captivated some of the most influential artists of her time. She was painted by Boldini, sketched by Drian and photographed by Man Ray, among others. Jack Kerouac dedicated poems to her; Fortuny, Poiret and Erte dressed her. She continues to inspire top designers today. "The Marchesa Casati" is a visual biography, telling Casati's captivating life story alongside the art and designs she has inspired, featuring over 150 images. Family photographs, paintings, sculptures and photographs illustrate the artistic and cultural legacy she left behind. This book also includes an introductory essay by acclaimed New Yorker writer Judith Thurman and an afterword by Lady Moorea Black, Casati's granddaughter and only living relative.


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    Title
    The Marchesa Casati
    Subtitle
    Portraits of a Muse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scot D. Ryersson, By (author) Michael Orlando Yaccarino, Preface by Diane von Fürstenberg, Foreword by Judith Thurman, Afterword by Lady Moorea Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810948150
    ISBN 10: 081094815X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: AJCP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000, BIO000000, ART015100
    DC22: 704.942, 945/.211091092
    LC classification: N7639.C37 R94 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 945.21109109
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGA, DNB, AJC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    80 full-colour & 120 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Scot D. Ryersson is an award-winning writer, illustrator and graphic designer. Michael Orlando Yaccarino is a freelance writer specialising in international genre film, fashion and unconventional historical figures.