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THE SITWELLS AND THE ARTS OF THE 1920S AND 1930S. National Portrait Gallery, London, 1994. U.S. edition published 1996 by University of Texas Press, Austin (Literary Modernism Series). 240 pp. with 317 ills. (116 col.). 28 x 22 cm. For the original edition, LC 95-179721 ISBN 1-85514-140-X For the 1996 edition, LC 95-62140 ISBN 0292777116 In English.
A well-illustrated examination of the lives of Edith (1887-1964), Osbert (1892-1969) and Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988) and the prominent roles they played in British cultural life of the interwar years as art patrons and writers, this catalogue documents an exhibition of some 250 paintings, drawings, photographs and other works that consist primarily of portraits of the celebrated siblings and members of their circle, including images by Cecil Beaton, Pavel Tchelitchew, Wyndham Lewis, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, Norman Parkinson, George Platt Lynes and Frank Dobson. Reproductions of and commentaries on the featured pieces are accompanied by six essays discussing the Sitwells' aristocratic background, their early literary ventures and often contentious involvement with London's salon society of the 1910s, their collaboration with composer William Walton on the 1922 experimental theater piece Facade, and their careers from the late 1920s through the postwar period.
Artist(s):Sitwell Family (circle)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 02,03
Worldwide Number: 024829
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