Some of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir

Author(s): Rosamond Bernier

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Bernier has lived an unusually full life--remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience--and she has known many of the greatest artists and composers of the 20th century. She has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary entries to her many contributions to the art journal "L'OEIL," which she co-founded in 1955.

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"Bernier has had so much fun, and her charm, wit, and style are apparent....She turned being social into a kind of art." --Louisa Thomas, The New York Times Book Review"Animated by Bernier's inimitable voice and charm...her razor-sharp insights, playful humor, and deep humility throw the colorful personalities surrounding her into high relief." --Vogue"Pablo Picasso befriended Bernier, Henri Matisse gave her fashion tips, Alice B. Toklas baked for her....Some of My Lives is a lively compendium of this movable feast of art and genius---and of the author's own considerable charm." --NPR's Weekend Edition"A remarkable memoir of a remarkable life. Intimate, winning, sunny, and smart, Some of My Lives has a voice not unlike the one in Diana Vreeland's autobiography---only here, all of it is true." --Michael Kimmelman"Bernier proves an able guide across a wide range of forms, from painting and sculpture to architecture and fashion. Her interview with Coco Chanel is brilliant....She has provided a very stylish memoir indeed." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer Bernier has had so much fun, and her charm, wit, and style are apparent .She turned being social into a kind of art. "Louisa Thomas, The New York Times Book Review" Animated by Bernier's inimitable voice and charm her razor-sharp insights, playful humor, and deep humility throw the colorful personalities surrounding her into high relief. "Vogue" Pablo Picasso befriended Bernier, Henri Matisse gave her fashion tips, Alice B. Toklas baked for her .Some of My Lives is a lively compendium of this movable feast of art and genius---and of the author's own considerable charm. "NPR's Weekend Edition" A remarkable memoir of a remarkable life. Intimate, winning, sunny, and smart, "Some of My Lives" has a voice not unlike the one in Diana Vreeland's autobiography---only here, all of it is true. "Michael Kimmelman" Bernier proves an able guide across a wide range of forms, from painting and sculpture to architecture and fashion. Her interview with Coco Chanel is brilliant....She has provided a very stylish memoir indeed. "The Cleveland Plain Dealer"" "Bernier has had so much fun, and her charm, wit, and style are apparent .She turned being social into a kind of art." --"Louisa Thomas, The New York Times Book Review""Animated by Bernier's inimitable voice and charm her razor-sharp insights, playful humor, and deep humility throw the colorful personalities surrounding her into high relief." --"Vogue""Pablo Picasso befriended Bernier, Henri Matisse gave her fashion tips, Alice B. Toklas baked for her .Some of My Lives is a lively compendium of this movable feast of art and genius---and of the author's own considerable charm." --"NPR's Weekend Edition""A remarkable memoir of a remarkable life. Intimate, winning, sunny, and smart, "Some of My Lives" has a voice not unlike the one in Diana Vreeland's autobiography---only here, all of it is true." --"Michael Kimmelman""Bernier proves an able guide across a wide range of forms, from painting and sculpture to architecture and fashion. Her interview with Coco Chanel is brilliant....She has provided a very stylish memoir indeed." --"The Cleveland Plain Dealer"" "Bernier has had so much fun, and her charm, wit, and style are apparent....She turned being social into a kind of art."---Louisa Thomas, "The New York Times Book Review""Animated by Bernier's inimitable voice and charm...her razor-sharp insights, playful humor, and deep humility throw the colorful personalities surrounding her into high relief."---"Vogue""Pablo Picasso befriended Bernier, Henri Matisse gave her fashion tips, Alice B. Toklas baked for her....Some of My Lives is a lively compendium of this movable feast of art and genius---and of the author's own considerable charm."---NPR's "Weekend Edition" "Bernier proves an able guide across a wide range of forms, from painting and sculpture to architecture and fashion. Her interview with Coco Chanel is brilliant....She has provided a very stylish memoir indeed."---"The Cleveland Plain Dealer""A remarkable memoir of a remarkable life. Intimate, winning, sunny, and smart, Some of My Lives has a voice not unlike the one in Diana Vreeland's autobiography---only here, all of it is true."---Michael Kimmelman "In Paris, she had Picasso's ear, and Matisse's, too. Back when blue laws shut Philadelphia down on Sundays, Stokowski came over to her house for dinner. Her long marriage to the art critic John Russell counts as one of the great love stories of our era. Rosamond Bernier, storyteller extraordinaire, friend and confidante to countless of the twentieth century's cultural icons, has written a remarkable memoir of a remarkable life. Intimate, winning, sunny, and smart, "Some of My Lives "has a voice not unlike the one in Diana Vreeland's autobiography--only here, all of it is true." --Michael Kimmelman "Wonders never cease in the life of Rosamond Bernier. As the Paris-based European editor of "Vogue," she saw the world through the chiffon trenches of haute couture. As the cofounding editor of "L'OEIL," the most influential art magazine of her time, she befriended artists like Picasso, Miro, and Matisse (who suggested she wear a yellow scarf with her orange Balenciaga coat). "Some o

Rosamond Bernier was born in Philadelphia and was educated in France, England, and America. In 1955, she cofounded the influential art magazine L'OEIL, which featured the works of the masters of the School of Paris. A renowned lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rosamond Bernier was named for life to the International Best-Dressed List.

General Fields

  • : 9781250013972
  • : picador
  • : picador
  • : November 2012
  • : 210mm X 141mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : Rosamond Bernier
  • : Rosamond Bernier
  • : B
  • : B
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Illustrations, black and white
  • : Illustrations, black and white