Patterned cloth, 4to, 29 cm, 344 pp, many ills (some colour). Catalogue of the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 14 October 1994 - 22 January 1995. From the blurb: "Pts, patrons of the arts and ardent self-publicists, the three siblings, Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, rarely missed an opportunity to promote themselves or denounce their sworn enemy, the philistine. They were natural subjects, and targets, for the media. Unconventional, artistocratic, physically imposing (ail more than six feet tall), they were bold, talented and provocative, and there were three of them. This book celebrates their lives and their artistic crusade, which brought them into contact and conflict with many of the leading figures of the arts in the early part of this century. Gertrude Stein, T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Evelyn Waugh were among their friends; their favourite enemies included Wyndham Lewis, Noël Coward and D. H. Lawrence. The book begins with their childhood at Renishaw, the ancestral home in Derbyshire, and with their ill-matched parents, the eccentric Sir George and extravagant Lady Ida. It follows them to London, to the fashionable circles of Bloomsbury and the elegant drawing-rooms of celebrated society hostesses; and to Paris, to the studios of Modigliani and Picasso. It discusses their involvement with the Russian ballet, their early literary ventures and their patronage of the young composer, William Walton, which resulted in Façade their most famous collaboration. In 1925 Sacheverell married the beautiful and spirited Georgia Doble, but although she was a conspicuous addition to the legendary family, Georgia's arrival precipitated the break-up of the trio. The final chapters are devoted to the individual lives of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell: their friendships, their literary successes and failures, their fame and their continuing battles.Throughout their lives the Sitwells were painted and photographed by many famous artists and photographers, including John Singer Sargent, Wyndham Lewis, Rex Whistler, Bill Brandt and Cecil Beaton. This richly illustrated book provides a unique iconography of the Sitwells and encapsulates fifty years of British cultural history." Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and ...
Verlag: National Portrait Gallery, London, first edition, 1994
Buchbeschreibung National Portrait Gallery Publications, 1995. Gebundene Ausgabe. 240 Seiten (Lager: 2) 626A80173C11 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1438. Artikel-Nr. 25245