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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Lempicka, January 28, 2011
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This review is from: Tamara de Lempicka (Hardcover)
The author of this book, Patrick Bade, does a fine job of placing the artist in the context of her time. Lempicka's rather gaudy life lends itself to mythmaking, but Bade maintains a proper critical distance from his subject and provides a good account of the strengths and limitations of her art. The many color reproductions of Lempicka's paintings are not absolutely first-rate but most are very good, and they are well selected. This book's most conspicuous flaw is that it seems not to have been proofread or copyedited at all, and nearly every page contains multiple typos or awkward sentences. Commas are frequently misplaced; "duel" is used for "dual"; sometimes "Mrs" has a period after it and sometimes not; a fur trimmed coat is "fur tripped"; on page 65, Ubaldo Oppi is misspelled "Oppo", Feliu Elias "Elia" and Diego Rivera "Riviera" all in a single sentence. Many other examples could be cited, which by their frequency quickly become a real distraction from an otherwise very good text.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK, August 12, 2008
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This review is from: Tamara de Lempicka (Hardcover)
THIS BOOK IS GREAT. It has lots of pictures and great text. I am very happy with my purchase.
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Tamara de Lempicka by Patrick Bade (Hardcover - Jan. 2006)
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