New York: Arcade Publishing, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
A Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket. A New Giftable Book. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; 9.5 inches tall; 214 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index.
New / New. Item #17243
This passionate love affair offers a profound glimpse into the realm of art and artists during America's first half of the 20th century, a treat for those who hold these matters dear. Eugénie Kuh, who lived a remarkable life from 1904 to 1994, possessed an unparalleled ability to witness it all, acquaint herself with everyone, and journey to every corner of the artistic landscape.
Even in the clarity of her advanced age, she retained the wit and discernment needed to recount her experiences, insights, and voyages.
At its core, this is an intimately personal narrative. Memoirs not only recount experiences but also unveil the author's character. Thus, Kuh unveils the intricate tapestry of her life and why art emerged as the central pillar of her physical and spiritual journey. It demanded tremendous courage and intellectual rigor.
Avis Berman, a dear friend, admirer, and collaborator of Kuh, took on the mantle of editing and completing the manuscript following the author's passing at the age of 89. Berman's contributions shed light on crucial details that Kuh's modesty may have obscured, including the love affairs that infused essential passion into her artistic pursuits.