Author John Baxter, whose THE PERFECT MEAL: IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TASTES OF FRANCE (Harper Perennial) won last year’s award for travel writing from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, will preview his newest book THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS ARTISTS (Museyon) at a special event hosted by The American Club on Saturday, 13th June.
Baxter will lead club members on a visit to the Musée Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer, followed by a book signing and lunch.
Published by the New York firm of Museyon, THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS ARTISTS is a vividly illustrated collection of thirty essays dealing with individuals who were significant in the artistic history of the Cote d’Azur. As well as Renoir, they include such painters as Pierre Bonnard and Pablo Picasso, dancer Isadora Duncan, authors F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Harris and Edith Wharton, and patrons of the arts, including Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles, whose villa at Hyères became a centre of artistic experiment during the 1920s.
Not primarily a guide book, although it does include practical details of significant sites and the best way to visit them, THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS ARTISTS is intended by Baxter to appeal both to the visitor and to the “armchair traveler” who may experience the Cote d’Azur only in imagination.
John Baxter’s other books on aspects of French culture include the best-selling THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WALK IN THE WORLD: A PEDESTRIAN IN PARIS, a survey of Paris during the Great War, PARIS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and two other titles from Museyon, CHRONICLES OF OLD PARIS and THE GOLDEN MOMENTS OF PARIS.
Australian-born, Baxter has lived in France for 25 years. He is married to the documentary film-maker Marie-Dominique Montel. Further personal details and a full bibliography are available on his website www.johnbaxterparis.com
This article and event annoucement originally appeared on Living in France