The French Riviera in the 1920s

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An impressive story about the golden age of the French Riviera in the 1920s. A time when artists and writers from all over the world gathered to create a new lifestyle! Hedonistic and looking towards nature… This golden age is still inspiring and fascinating, even today. It also drives the creativity of artists from all over the world who seek a recovered freedom!

Author: Xavier Girard

Publishing House: Assouline

Publication Date : August 2014

The French Riviera was the center of creativity during the 1920s and early ’30s. Artists and writers from the far reaches of the world gathered to fashion a new way of life—among them Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Picasso, Picabia, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Diaghilev, and Anna de Noailles. A photobiography of this carefree era, The French Riviera in the 1920s revitalizes the now-legendary tale of these mythic personalities caught between a desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II. With extraordinary images taken from personal archives, these pages depict firsthand the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists o f the 20th century.