BOOK CLUB CURATORIAL PROGRAM11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. January 8, 2014
Join the NOMA Book Club! Each month Book Club reads art-related fiction and non-fiction, and engages in discussion groups, curatorial programs and field trips correlating with each book.
Most Book Club programs start promptly at noon, but please come at 11:30 if you wish to bring a sack lunch and meet with friends. NOMA provides water and soft drinks. Please RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend.
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To join NOMA Book Club or for more information, contact Sheila Cork at (504) 658-4117 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 8: Mel Buchanan, RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design – Discussion on Art Deco and Tamara de Lempicka
The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Reprint edition (December 31, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1594486476 ISBN-13: 978-1594486470
“As erotic and powerful as the paintings that inspired it.”-Emma Donoghue, author of Room
“Paris, 1927. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to support herself, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished-and coveted-works of art. A season as the painter’s muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by history’s darkening tide. A tour de force of historical imagination, The Last Nude is about genius and craft, love and desire, regret and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance.” (Amazon.com)
Tamara De Lempicka: 1898-1980 by Gilles Neret
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Taschen (1994)
ISBN-10: 3822805580 ISBN-13: 978-3822805589