Obsession Christian Bérard: Eccentric Modernist
Artist(s): Christian Bérard
Author(s): Célia Bernasconi et al
Year published: 22 Sep 2022
Total Pages: 280
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Christian Bérard worked freely in many artistic circles and fields, as a painter, designer of theater and film sets and costumes, fashion designer, interior designer, masterful draftsman, and colorist. His iconic drawings epitomized the Paris fashion world and graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Women’s Wear Daily in the 1920s and 1930s. Tracing his eccentric and colorful life of encounters and artistic partnerships with the greatest creatives of his time―Jean-Michel Frank, Christian Dior, Gabrielle Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Boris Kochno―this book positions Bérard in his rightful place in the center of Parisian art world in the 1930s and 1940s. The monograph includes more than two hundred of his paintings, drawings, photographs, intimate correspondence, and interior decorations, along with portraits of Bérard by Cartier Bresson, Horst, and Schall.