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Kokoschka and Alma Mahler (Pegasus Series) Hardcover – 10 Sep 1996


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  • Hardcover: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (10 Sep 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791317229
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791317229
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,389,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. G. Strand on 5 July 2009
Format: Hardcover
Alfred Wiedinger's short,well notated story of the love affair that flowered Kokoschka's most notable artistic period.Illustrations of the Tempest and the rarely seen seven fans are included amongst nearly one hundred other illustrations.A 'must' read for all serous art lovers who wish to understand the artist's most notable achievements.The book includes a time-line of both Alma and Oskar that puts that puts their affair into a historical artistic perspective and its impact on Kokoschka's motivation.
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Format: Hardcover
I knew that Alma Mahler simply wiped the floor with the hearts of men (listen to Tom Lehrer's great and funny song "Alma"!) but her relationship with painter Oskar Kokoshka has escaped me until now.
Shortly after Mahler's death Alma met Kokoshka, some years her junior, and they engaged in a passionate relationship that was the talk of the town.
But Oskar was not just enfatuated, he was obsessed with Alma and wanted to monopolize her entirely, and Alma, having had enough of a dominant and restricting husband in Mahler, broke off the relationship after 3 years - and an abortion.
As Alma went on to the next man, Oskar in his grief had a lifesize puppet (!) looking like Alma made to comfort him and even made a painting showing himself with the puppet. He never really recovered, but he made some great paintings!
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
COLOR OF WORDS 19 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
SOME WILL THINK THAT SEEING A PAINTING IS BETTER THAN READING A BOOK ABOUT IT, BUT, SOMETIMES THE STORY THAT IS BEHIND EACH WORK MAKES YOU CLOSER TO THE ARTIST.
THIS BOOK CAN BE THE WAY TO REACH THE MAGNIFICIENT WORLD OF KOKOSCHKA, HIS LOVE STORY WITH A WOMAN AND THE PAINTING.
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alma and oscar 19 Jun 2000
By shirley de kock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What I am looking for is actually enlightenment: Did Kokoshcka marry Alma or not? One book alludes to a civil ceremony. If anyone can tell me, please email me at shirley@dkk.co.za thank you
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