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Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900

With its introductory overview of Les Nabis, written in clear, readable language, this book is recommended for readers who know little about the subject as well as those who are passionate about 19th-century French art and culture.
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The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570

Recommended for readers who already have some knowledge of the Italian Renaissance and want to learn more.
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Henri Matisse

While this is a good overview of Matisse’s work, readers will need to come into it with a solid visual knowledge of the artist’s output, or have nearby another reference with color images of Matisse’s artworks.
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Gainsborough in London

While it is a scholarly work, this accessible and fastidiously researched book will appeal to readers interested in Gainsborough or the cultural life of Georgian England.
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Chanel Eternal Instant

Given the price of this book, and its narrow focus, this title is recommended primarily for watch aficionados and collectors.
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Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

This volume does not focus on Chanel’s biography or her collaboration with the Nazi regime in wartime; for that, see Hal Vaughan’s Sleeping with the Enemy and other biographies of the designer. Rather, it spotlights Chanel’s creations and how she marketed her style and created a brand. This excellent volume is recommended for readers interested in fashion history and French fashion in general.

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The Rose in Fashion: Ravishing

This richly illustrated book contains fascinating specialized information. Recommended for readers interested in the cultural history of flowers as well as a singular slice of fashion history.
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About Time: Fashion and Duration

For readers interested in new interpretations of the history of fashion.
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Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control

Scholarly in tone and ambitious in scope, this book is recommended to readers interested in the fashion and history of the World War II period.

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