La Divine Comtesse.
Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione.


Text by Pierre Apraxine, et al.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000. 192 pp., 72 black-and-white and 85 color illustrations, 8½x11".

"symbol of the Second Empire, that dazzling and artificial epoch, the mysterious Countess de Castiglione dedicated her life to a cult of personal beauty and made sensational appearances at various stages of her life, great moments that she recreated for the camera. These photographs contributed to her legend during her lifetime and were prized by collectors after her death. This book presents an extraordinary collection of the most remarkable of these photographs"--the publisher.

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