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Art Book Club

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/8/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 A discussion of selected titles, some fiction and some nonfiction, in which art plays a major role. The title for May is _The Glamour of Strangeness_ by Jamie James
Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates “a lost national school” of artists, stifled by the culture of their homelands, who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti; Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating investigation of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.
Library: Paoli Library    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Paoli+Library,+Darby+Road,+Paoli,+PA&hl=en&sll=37.524661,-77.493261&sspn=0.138866,0.276031&oq=Paoli+lib&hq=Paoli+Library,&hnear=Darby+Rd,+Paoli,+Chester,+Pennsylvania+19301&t=m&z=15
Location: Paoli Library Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 5/8/2019 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Victoria Skelly
Presenter: Victoria Skelly
Status: Closed


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