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The Celebrity Monarch argues that portraits of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) shaped both modern female portraiture and celebrity. Close study of portraits of Elisabeth, renowned as the most beautiful woman in Europe, along with her private collection of celebrity photography reveals her agency in shaping her own representation and the significance of her construction for modern Viennese artists and the emerging phenomenon of celebrity.

Produktbeschreibung
The Celebrity Monarch argues that portraits of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) shaped both modern female portraiture and celebrity. Close study of portraits of Elisabeth, renowned as the most beautiful woman in Europe, along with her private collection of celebrity photography reveals her agency in shaping her own representation and the significance of her construction for modern Viennese artists and the emerging phenomenon of celebrity.
Autorenporträt
Olivia Gruber Florek is an Associate Professor of Art History at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. Her work has appeared in Sissi's World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth (2018), edited by Maura Hametz and Heidi Schlippacke, and Representing the Habsburg-Lorraine Dynasty in Music, Visual Media, and Architecture, ca. 1618-1918 (2017), edited by Werner Telesko.