Le Roman des Russes Paris
Cosaques sur les Champs-Élysées, bistrots, Ballets russes,pont Alexandre-III, cathédrale orthodoxe, boîtes de nuitet chauffeurs de taxi, Russes blancs : des mots qui résonnentimmanquablement dans l'esprit des Parisiens et de beaucoupde Français.Le Roman des Russes à Paris dit tout de leurs histoires, et nousen fait découvrir bien d'autres. Le mariage d'Anne de Kiev, lesmontagnes russes, les révolutionnaires contre la police dutsar, le boeuf Stroganoff, le camp soviétique de Beauregard, lesRusses envoyés en Corse lors de la visite de Khrouchtchev...Dix siècles de passion et de déception, avec leurs mystères etleurs héros.Alternant événements historiques, anecdotes et clins d'oeilpersonnels, l'auteur, né à Paris et petit-fils de quatre Russesblancs, nous raconte cette histoire d'amour unique sur un tondocumenté et malicieux, sans hésiter à faire appel à l'imaginaire.
Le Secret de Rita H
Elle incarne le glamour hollywoodien des années 40, donne son nom à l'une des premières bombes atomiques, est la star du box-office. Derrière le sourire enjôleur des photos sur papier glacé, Rita Hayworth cache une blessure que nul ne saurait guérir. Cette fille de modestes danseurs espagnols cherchera désespérément tout au long de sa vie la protection et l'amour des hommes. Elle épouse un prince et un génie. Mais ni Ali Khan ni Orson Welles ne lui apportent le réconfort tant attendu. À l'aube de la quarantaine, le spectre de la maladie d'Alzheimer s'approche, alors que Rita est au firmament de sa carrière. Stéphanie des Horts s'est nourrie de ce destin tragique pour raconter le roman d'une vie. Celui d'une femme désirée, adulée, mais jamais comblée.
The Baron de Cabrol’s legendary scrapbooks capture a golden era of glamour and reveal the sheer elegance and decadence of the cosmopolitan café society. The glamorous aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol formed one of the most prominent twentieth-century high-society couples on the international scene. Leading members of the exclusive café society, they socialized with the biggest names in the haut monde—from the Maharani of Kapurthala to Queen Amelia of Portugal to their close friends the Windsors. Reproducing pages from the scrapbooks crafted with beauty and wit by the Baron de Cabrol between 1938 and the 1960s, this volume reveals the privileged and extravagant world of the café society. Through collages, watercolors, and previously unpublished archival documents, readers will discover the exceptional journey through the golden age of elegance and art."
Features profiles and portraits of the cafâe society who supported the arts during the 20th century, and some of the artists they supported.
The Familiarity of Strangers
Taking a new approach to the study of cross-cultural trade, this book blends archival research with historical narrative and economic analysis to understand how the Sephardic Jews of Livorno, Tuscany, traded in regions near and far in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Francesca Trivellato tests assumptions about ethnic and religious trading diasporas and networks of exchange and trust. Her extensive research in international archives--including a vast cache of merchants' letters written between 1704 and 1746--reveals a more nuanced view of the business relations between Jews and non-Jews across the Mediterranean, Atlantic Europe, and the Indian Ocean than ever before. The book argues that cross-cultural trade was predicated on and generated familiarity among strangers, but could coexist easily with religious prejudice. It analyzes instances in which business cooperation among coreligionists and between strangers relied on language, customary norms, and social networks more than the progressive rise of state and legal institutions.
The Insurgent Barricade
"To the barricades!" The cry conjures images of angry citizens, turmoil in the streets, and skirmishes fought behind hastily improvised cover. This definitive history of the barricade charts the origins, development, and diffusion of a uniquely European revolutionary tradition. Mark Traugott traces the barricade from its beginnings in the sixteenth century, to its refinement in the insurrectionary struggles of the long nineteenth century, on through its emergence as an icon of an international culture of revolution. Exploring the most compelling moments of its history, Traugott finds that the barricade is more than a physical structure; it is part of a continuous insurrectionary lineage that features spontaneous collaboration even as it relies on recurrent patterns of self-conscious collective action. A case study in how techniques of protest originate and evolve, The Insurgent Barricade tells how the French perfected a repertoire of revolution over three centuries, and how students, exiles, and itinerant workers helped it spread across Europe.
A Perfect Stranger
After the collapse of his first marriage, Alex Hale fears he will never find happiness again. Young, rich and desperately lonely, Raphaella is sentenced to an empty life in her mansion, bound by a sense of honour and duty to her elderly husband. Alex and Raphaella are worlds apart when life conspires to bring them together. But theirs is a love affair of stolen moments and the promise of tomorrow. Is it possible to find happiness with a perfect stranger?
This first volume on Fran�ois Catroux is a comprehensive consideration of the work and life of an international master of interior design. Fran�ois Catroux is an innovator and explorer in interior design, who has always been a master of contemporary style. From his early days as a design prodigy, creating space-age boutiques for a house of couture and apartments that drew from Art Deco and modern design, to chic, mirror-studded interiors rich with glamour and elegant refinement in residences in Hong Kong, New York, and London, Catroux is at home in the vast world of design. His spaces may surprise with the introduction of irregular elements--a chandelier of elk horn or pink florescent lighting in a hallway--but Catroux's hallmark sensibility combines the majesty and grandeur of high ceilings, elegant moldings, and gossamer draperies with elements that suggest comfort and tasteful, restrained opulence. Go-to accoutrements include sumptuous sofas, rich carpeting, gentle lighting, rooms lined with books, and ship staterooms in warm wood paneling with brass lamps, all measured according to a modern eye. This book looks at Catroux's career chronologically, featuring his first projects in 1968 through his latest, completed only this year, and includes the interiors of houses and apartments around the globe, from Paris to New York, Hong Kong to Los Angeles. Luxuriously photographed, this volume is more than just a design monograph on one of the great, and so far relatively untold, careers in the history of design--it is also a lively and intimate read about a life lived in great style.