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Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy

Edited by Deborah Rothschild
With essays by Calvin Tomkins, Trevor Winkfield, and Olivia Mattis

Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy is a captivating collection of essays and images that examines the couple’s relationships with some of the pivotal figures in avant-garde circles in Paris in the 1920s. Their legendary style—modern in its apparent simplicity and freedom from stifling social regimentation—was a touchstone for many artists, writers, and musicians of the period. The book also explores Gerald Murphy’s abbreviated career as a painter, his artistic legacy, and the complex nature of his motivation and vision. This beautifully illustrated volume, published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and presented at the Yale University Art Gallery in 2008, features artwork by Gerald Murphy, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and many others.

244 pages / 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 70 color and 145 black-and-white illustrations / Copublished by Williams College Museum of Art and University of California Press / 2008
  • Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-0-52025-240-0
    Item# 135
    Out of Print

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