Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati

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Pimlico, 2000 - 248 pagina's
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The Marchesa Luisa Casati was Europe's most notorious celebrity, and its most eccentric. Artists painted and sculpted her, poets praised her beauty, and fashion designers fought for her patronage. Among those she captivated were Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton and Jack Kerouac. Then, after the first three decades of the 20th century, the extravagance ended. Her wealth was gone and Casti fled to London. This is her story.

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From the “interesting women” reading list. It’s argued that Marchesa Luisa Casati was the third most painted woman in history – after the Madonna and Cleopatra. She was certainly one of the most ... Volledige review lezen

INFINITE VARIETY: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati

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She strolled Venice's Piazza San Marco clad only in a fur cloak, escorted by pet cheetahs on jeweled leashes; she adorned herself with snakes, live and stuffed, and accessorized an evening costume ... Volledige review lezen

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