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Foursome by Carolyn Burke
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Mar 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781984899705

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“Fascinating, well-told.”–Sarah Boxer, The New York Times Book Review

“Fascinating … compelling … thoroughly researched and capacious.”–Wendy Lesser, The Wall Street Journal

“Deeply researched and richly imagined … Burke focuses on two marriages in a way that amplifies the personal and artistic lives of a quartet of painters and photographers and magnifies their powerful influence on 20th-century art … ingenious.”–The National Book Review

“[A] sharp-eyed group portrait of two artistic couples … [Burke depicts] in rich detail the complex interactions among four vibrant people during a seminal era in American culture–a task she accomplishes in astute, lucid prose.”–Wendy Smith, The Washington Post

“A fabulous read. A wonderful book.”–Diane Johnson

“Expert and enthralling … illuminates key intimate and historical aspects of the lives of four extraordinarily creative, intrepid, and influential artists to profound effect.”–Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

“Seasoned biographer Burke … chronicles the intertwined lives of four 20th-century influencers who propelled American photography and painting through momentous decades … solidly researched.”–Library Journal

“Intimate and exhaustively researched … offers detailed insight into one of the most important periods in American art.”–Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched account of sensual artists.”–Kirkus

Captivating . . . the relationships of these friends, lovers, protégés, and sometime rivals yield a fascinating four-way chapter in 20th-century American art history.”— Mercury News

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