An attractive new hardcover edition
of the classic biography of Tamara de Lempicka, whose paintings defined
Art Deco and whose life epitomised the Jazz Age.
As F. Scott
Fitzgerald portrayed the mad glories of the 1920s on the printed page,
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) captured them on canvas. A seductive
Garbo-esque beauty with an irresistible force of personality, this
refugee of the Russian Revolution successively conquered Paris,
Hollywood, and New York with coruscating portraits of the world’s rich
and famous. Her Art Deco paintings earned for her a life more fabulously
excessive than anything Fitzgerald dreamed of.
Passion by Design,
authored by Tamara de Lempicka’s own daughter, is an intimate look at a
fascinating personality, and remains the best account of her life and
work. This new edition is illustrated with vibrant colour reproductions
of her finest paintings, as well as exclusive photographs from family
albums. An additional chapter by Victoria de Lempicka, the artist’s
granddaughter, explores the ever-evolving legacy of Tamara de Lempicka,
from the record eight-figure price fetched by her painting La Tunique Rose in November 2019 to the new musical based on her life.