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From Chanel to RevesLa Pausa and Its Collections at the Dallas Museum of Art

Published by GILES in association with the Dallas Museum of Art

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 64 pages, 216 x 180 mm (7 x 8½ in), portrait

Illustrations — 52 colour and 25 b & w

Format — Paperback

Price — UK£9.95 / US$15.00

ISBN — 978-1-90780-72-4

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"As slim and elegant as a little black dress, this beautifully illustrated book recreates La Pausa, Coco Chanel’s French Riviera bolthole, and tells the unlikely story of how the villa and its contents came into the museum’s collection in the 1980s...So much has been written about Chanel that it’s hard to find anything new to say about her, but this privileged look at the only house she built and decorated herself offers fresh insights into her lifestyle and inspirations"—Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Slate

About the Book

Wendy and Emery Reves purchased the Villa La Pausa in 1953 from the acclaimed fashion designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Whilst retaining the majority of furnishings, souvenirs, and books owned by her, they continued to fill their home with their private art collection including impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern works. In 1983 the whole collection was donated to Dallas Museum of Art. 

 

About the Author(s)

Olivier Meslay is Dallas Museum of Art's Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Senior Curator of European and American Art, and Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art. Martha MacLeod is MA Art History, Senior Curatorial Administrator at DMA.