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Thierry Coudert contributed to the catalog for the exhibition Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, staged at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2007

Thierry Coudert contributed to the catalog for the exhibition Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, staged at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2007. A close friend of Alexis de Redé, he has a deep and abiding interest in the artistic and cosmopolitan world of the café society, and over the last ten years has assembled an important collection of archive documents on the subject. An amazing book that horoughly covers the fading of the last Great Age of European wealth, before the jet set turned vulgar and consumerist and were still concerned with making taste and fashion.

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Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 Written By Thierry Coudert. Barbara Hutton American socialite dubbed by the media as the "Poor Little Rich Girl" because of her troubled life. High Society Girls Be Like Poor Little Rich Girl Comic Thierry Coffee Table Books French Icons French Chic Musa. Richest girl in the world: Barbara Hutton inherited a fortune at the age of seven and regularly splashed out on expensive jewelry. Before her life would end she had blown through the entire Woolworth fortune. A young Barbara Hutton. wasn't she beautiful, such a tragic figure.

Written by Thierry Coudert Thierry Coudert contributed to the catalog for the exhibition Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, staged at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2007.

Written by Thierry Coudert. Aristocrats, millionaires, painters, fashion designers, choreographers, and musicians of the café society fox-trot aboard cruise liners and mingle at dazzling parties in Paris. Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. Thierry Coudert contributed to the catalog for the exhibition Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, staged at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2007.

Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century

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Thierry Coudert contributed to the catalog for the exhibition Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style, staged at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2007. A close friend of Alexis de Rede, he has a deep and abiding interest in the artistic and cosmopolitan world of the cafe society, and over the last ten years has assembled an important collection of archive documents on the subject. Country of Publication.

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Aristocrats, millionaires, painters, fashion designers, choreographers, and musicians of the café society fox-trot aboard cruise liners and mingle at dazzling parties in Paris. Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the café society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the century’s most original talents—from Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurent—stepped into the limelight via the café society. Through archival photographs and period documents, this volume recounts in historical detail the intrigue and impact generated around the world by this stylish jet-set.

Comments: (7)

Mavivasa
An amazing book that horoughly covers the fading of the last Great Age of European wealth, before the jet set turned vulgar and consumerist and were still concerned with making taste and fashion. I'm not familiar with the high society of France and Italy but it seems as though about every scion and social climber and gay gigolo from the middle of the last century is represented somewhere in this book. And they are wickedly self-interested and snobby. . .

Here is a typical passage from the book. . .

"Idiosyncratic and cruel, Evelyn detested her son. On one occasion, when the governess asked which of her children should accompany her on her walk, she responded, `what does it matter? Whichever one goes best with my dress!"

One aristocratic fortune after another gets squandered on successions of husbands of decreasing pedigree, one playboy after another dies in a fiery sportscar wreck. Life is an endless procession of balls and parties where entry is gained by either money or mordant wit and exclusion is a spectator sport. Nobody can see the beauty fading all around them as global wealth begins to transfer across the Atlantic to America. It all seems like sad dissipation but amidst all this it starts to seem like dissipation was actually the noble goal, done on the grandest scale possible. As the authors say, "every age of brilliance must eventually tarnish and decline," leaving little doubt on their opinion of cafe society.

Very entertaining!
Flamehammer
If you were, and still are, a fan of period romance novels before Downton Abbey, you may have wondered what happened to the Beau Monde after the Victorian era. Well here they are in all their shining, haughty glory. After the Café Society period came the Jet Set period. Today's moniker for this set of fashionable international socialites called A-Listers / Celebrities doesn't have the same cachet or status. It's a lovely book, full of interesting people doing interesting things. .
Saimath
This book offers some interesting insight into what it would be like to have a ton of old money and lots of time to make endlessly stupid decisions on how to spend it unwisely and continuously hang-out with suck ups who are there for one thing and only one thing: money. Geesh.
Made-with-Love
The by-gone era of true cafe society is presented via photographs and scrapbook reproductions. It is a fabulous book suitable for coffee table status, but also for pure enjoyment. An accurate history of persons, places and events which make the time period of 1920-1960 a most nostalgic one.
Munigrinn
Gorgeous book, and great reading, too! I mean, that cover shot alone is worth the price of admission. Wonderful stories about socialites and their eccentricities. Very entertaining and interesting.
Llathidan
Sometimes it can be a little annoying going over to peoples houses and seeing coffee table books that You Know are just there for show.This book may be written about a showy pretentious culture ; but I love having this book on my coffee table because it actually gets picked up and read.I want my home to be welcoming and enjoyable,I like leaving this book out for guests.
Cia
A great coffee table book of a bygone era. Read about the rich and famous and their antics when most people were enduring and suffering in genocides(Armenian in World War 1 and Jewish in WW 2, ), and Recessions.
A look into another world and great escapism. Pity most either lost their money when they could have done so much good in society.
What a fun book to read.
It gives photos and stories of a world and people that are no longer here. Very enjoyable.
Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Thierry Coudert
ISBN: 2080301578
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Flammarion; 1st American Edition edition (October 12, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages