by Peggy Guggenheim, Out Of This Century Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Out Of This Century books, This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, and her discovery of new artists. Known as 'the mistress of modern art', Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early twentieth century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism. A must read for anyone with an interest in these major-league artists, this seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman.
by Peggy Guggenheim, Out Of This Century The Informal Memoirs Of Peggy Guggenheim Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Out Of This Century The Informal Memoirs Of Peggy Guggenheim books, I have no memory. I always say to my friends, “Don’t tell me anything you don’t want repeated. I just can’t remember not to.” Invariably I forget and I repeat everything. In 1923 I began to write my memoirs. They began like this: “I come from two of the best Jewish families. One of my grandfathers was born in a stable like Jesus Christ or, rather, over a stable in Bavaria, and my other grandfather was a peddler.” I don’t seem to have gotten very far with this book. Maybe I had nothing to say, or possibly I was too young for the task which I had set myself. Now I feel I am ripe for it. By waiting too long I may forget everything I have somehow managed to remember. If my grandfathers started life modestly they ended it sumptuously. My stable-born grandfather, Mr. Seligman, came to America in steerage, with forty dollars in his pocket and contracted smallpox on board ship. He began his fortune by being a roof shingler and later by making uniforms for the Union Army in the Civil War. Later he became a renowned banker and president of Temple Emanu-el. Socially he got way beyond my other grandfather, Mr. Guggenheim the peddler, who was born in St. Gallen in German Switzerland. Mr. Guggenheim far surpassed Mr. Seligman in amassing an enormous fortune and buying up most of the copper mines of the world, but he never succeeded in attaining Mr. Seligman’s social distinction. In fact, when my mother married Benjamin Guggenheim the Seligmans considered it a mésalliance. To explain that she was marrying into the well known smelting family, they sent a cable to their kin in Europe saying, “Florette engaged Guggenheim smelter.” This became a great family joke, as the cable misread “Guggenheim smelt her.” By the time I was born the Seligmans and the Guggenheims were extremely rich. At least the Guggenheims were and the Seligmans hadn’t done so badly. My grandfather, James Seligman, was a very modest man who refused to spend money on himself and underfed his trained nurse. He lived sparsely and gave everything to his children and grandchildren. He remembered all our birthdays and, although he did not die until ninety-three, he never failed to make out a check on these occasions. The checks were innumerable, as he had eleven children and fifteen grandchildren. Most of his children were peculiar, if not mad. That was because of the bad inheritance they received from my grandmother. My grandfather finally had to leave her. She must have been objectionable. My mother told me that she could never invite young men to her home without a scene from her mother. My grandmother went around to shopkeepers and, as she leaned over the counter, asked them confidentially, “When do you think my husband last slept with me?” My mother’s brothers and sisters were very eccentric. One of my favorite aunts was an incurable soprano. If you happened to meet her on the corner of Fifth Avenue while waiting for a bus, she would open her mouth wide and sing scales trying to make you do as much. She wore her hat hanging off the back of her head or tilted over one ear. A rose was always stuck in her hair. Long hatpins emerged dangerously, not from her hat, but from her hair. Her trailing dresses swept up the dust of the streets. She invariably wore a feather boa. She was an excellent cook and made beautiful tomato jelly. Whenever she wasn’t at the piano, she could be found in the kitchen or reading the ticker-tape. She was an inveterate gambler. She had a strange complex about germs and was forever wiping her furniture with lysol. But she had such extraordinary charm that I really loved her. I cannot say her husband felt as much. After he had fought with her for over thirty years, he tried to kill her and one of her sons by hitting them with a golf club. Not succeeding, he rushed to the reservoir where he drowned himself with heavy weights tied to his feet.
by Peggy Guggenheim, Ich Habe Alles Gelebt Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ich Habe Alles Gelebt books, Sie sammelte Männer und Kunst. Die Männer gingen, die Kunst blieb. In ihren respektlosen Memoiren plaudert Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) anekdotenreich über ihre stürmischen Liebesaffären mit berühmten Künstlern wie Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock und Marcel Duchamp, über den mächtigen Guggenheim-Clan sowie über ihre provokanten Kunstausstellungen. Entstanden ist dabei nicht nur das schillernde Porträt eine außergewöhnliche Frau, sondern zugleich auch eine unterhaltsame Dokumentation über einen bedeutenden Abschnitt der modernen Kunstgeschichte. Dies ist die erste ungekürzte deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Autobiographie Peggy Guggenheims. Mit zahlreichen bisher unveröffentlichten Abbildungen.
by Dieter Bogner, Peggy Guggenheim Frederick Kiesler Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Peggy Guggenheim Frederick Kiesler books, Edited by Susan Davidson and Philip Rylands Essays by Dieter Bogner, Francis V. O'Connor, Don Quaintance, Jasper Sharp and Valentina Sonzogni.
by Ken Follett, Kinder Der Freiheit Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kinder Der Freiheit books, VOM BAU DER MAUER BIS ZU IHREM FALL - Die große Familiensaga vom Autor der Bestseller DIE SÄULEN DER ERDE und DIE TORE DER WELT. Deutschland nach dem Mauerbau: Rebecca Hoffmanns Welt in Ostberlin scheint in Ordnung zu sein - bis sie durch Zufall erfährt, dass der eigene Mann sie seit Jahren im Auftrag der Stasi bespitzelt. Als sie ihn zur Rede stellt, begeht sie einen verhängnisvollen Fehler, den sie und ihre Familie ihr Leben lang bereuen sollen. - In den USA erlebt George Jakes als Vertrauter von Justizminister Robert Kennedy hautnah den Kampf der Bürgerrechtsbewegung gegen Rassismus, Intoleranz und Ungerechtigkeit - und bekommt am eigenen Leib zu spüren, was es heißt, ein Farbiger zu sein. - Cameron Dewar ist Republikaner, aber auch er kämpft unbeirrt für seine Überzeugungen. Als CIA-Agent muss er sich in einer Welt aus Täuschung, Lügen und Intrigen zurechtfinden. - Ähnlich geht es Dimka Dworkin, dem jungen Berater von Nikita Chruschtschow, als sich Sowjetunion und USA in einen Konflikt stürzen, der die Welt an den Rand des Atomkriegs führt. Seine Schwester Tanja begibt sich als Journalistin an die Brennpunkte des Geschehens, von Moskau über Kuba bis nach Prag und Warschau - dorthin, wo Weltgeschichte geschrieben wird. Der in sich abgeschlossene Roman erzählt die miteinander verbundenen Schicksale von Menschen aus Ost und West vor dem Hintergrund der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Umwälzungen vom Anfang der Sechziger- bis zum Ende der Achtzigerjahre. - 100 Jahre nach dem Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs - 75 Jahre nach dem Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs - 50 Jahre nach der Aufhebung der Rassentrennung in den USA - 25 Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer bringt Ken Follett, seine Jahrhundert-Trilogie, die mit STURZ DER TITANEN und WINTER DER WELT begann, zu einem packenden und furiosen Finale.
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