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Endless Summer

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“The French Riviera in the 1920s,” published by Assouline.

Summer may be coming to a close, but you can escape to an endless summer where glamour and elegance practically wash ashore. The French Riviera may have always been a playground for the rich and fabulous to toast one another, but in the 1920s and 30s it was also a hotbed of creativity.

Attracting the likes of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Picasso, Picabia, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Diaghilev and Anna de Noailles, the french Riviera was practically the center of the cultural universe! Artists and writers from the far reaches of the world gathered to fashion a new way of life, captured in “The French Riviera in the 1920s,” published by Assouline.

Written by Xavier Girard, this beautiful tome is a photobiography of this carefree era. With extraordinary images taken from personal archives, these pages depict firsthand the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

‘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.

Available at Books & Books Bal Harbour.


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