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Philippe Jullian (1921—1977) was a French illustrator, art historian, biographer, aesthete, novelist and dandy.

Jullian was born in Bordeaux in 1922. His maternal grandfather was the historian Camille Jullian, known for his multi-volume history of Gaul; his mother had married a man named Simounet, a war veteran whose life ended in poverty and whose name Philippe rejected in favor of his more distinguished grandfather's.

Jullian studied Literature at university but left to pursue drawing and painting. In his later years, he resided in England but regularly spent winters in Africa. He also travelled extensively in India and Egypt.

A collector, he published his autobiography, La Brocante, which detailed the "love of small objects," in 1975.

One of his first officially noted works was the first "artist's" label for the famous wine from Château Mouton Rothschild in 1945, in memory for the World War II victory over Germany.

Jullian's book illustrations are witty, ornate, and often grotesque. He produced illustrations for his own books as well as works by Honoré de Balzac, Colette, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ronald Firbank, Marcel Proust, and Oscar Wilde, among others. His books and articles on Art Nouveau, Symbolism, and other art movements of the fin-de-siècle helped bring about a revival of interest in the period. These include the biography Robert de Montesquiou (1965), Prince of Aesthetes (1967), Esthétes et Magiciens (1969), Dreamers of Decadence (1971), Les Symbolistes (1973), and The Triumph of Art Nouveau (1974). Among others, he admired French painter Antonio de La Gandara.

Works of fiction by Jullian, who was homosexual, dealt with the decadent, sensual, and macabre. He explored the themes of homoeroticism, sado-masochism, transvestism and the aesthetic life. His gift for satire is evident both in fiction such as La Fuite en Egypte (1968; published as The Flight into Egypt, 1970) and in his works of social satire, including Dictionnaire du Snobisme ("The Snob-Spotter’s Guide," 1958), Les Collectioneurs ("The Collectors," 1967), and most notably his collaboration with the British novelist Angus Wilson, For Whom the Cloche Tolls: A Scrap-Book of the Twenties (1953), which he also illustrated.

Other books include Montmartre (1977) and Les Orientalistes (1977), works of art history; and biographies of Edward VII (1962), Wilde (1967), Gabriele D’Annunzio (1971), Jean Lorrain (1974), Violet Trefusis (1976), and Sarah Bernhardt.

Jullian's Journal, 1940—1950 (published 2009) documents his experiences and responses to the German occupation of France. On 22 March 1944 he wrote:

Jullian committed suicide in 1977.

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Total Books: 39
Les Morot-Chandonneur
2009 - Les Morot-chandonneur [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782246749318
ISBN-10: 224674931X
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Dizionario dello snobismo
2008 - Dizionario Dello Snobismo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788896052044
ISBN-10: 8896052041
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Violet Trefusis A Biography
1986 - Violet Trefusis a Biography (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780413600806
ISBN-10: 0413600807
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Violet Trefusis A Biography Including Correspondence With Vita Sackville-West
1985 - Violet Trefusis a Biography Including Correspondence with VIta Sackville-west (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780156935555
ISBN-10: 0156935554
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Montmartre
1977 - Montmartre (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714817125
ISBN-10: 0714817120
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Violet Trefusis Life and Letters
1976 - Violet Trefusis Life and Letters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241894545
ISBN-10: 0241894549
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Triumph Of Art Nouveau  Paris Exhibition 1900
1974 - The Triumph of Art Nouveau Paris Exhibition 1900 (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780883320655
ISBN-10: 0883320657
Genre: Arts & Photography
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D'Annunzio
1973 - D'annunzio (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780269028229
ISBN-10: 0269028226
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D'annunzio 2
1973 - D'annunzio 2 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670256037
ISBN-10: 067025603X
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Dreamers of Decadence Symbolist painters of the 1890's
1971 - Dreamers of Decadence Symbolist Painters of the 1890's (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780269027833
ISBN-10: 0269027831
Genre: Nonfiction
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Oscar Wilde
1971 - Oscar Wilde (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586080405
ISBN-10: 0586080406
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Prince of Aesthetes
1968 - Prince of Aesthetes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670576401
ISBN-10: 0670576409
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Flight into Egypt A fantasy
Flight Into Egypt a Fantasy (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780236177257
ISBN-10: 0236177257
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Other Woman A Life of Violet Trefusis Including Previously Unpublished Correspondence with Vita Sackville-West
The Symbolists
The Symbolists (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780714815909
ISBN-10: 071481590X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Dreamers of Decadence
Dreamers of Decadence [Symbolist Painters of the 1890s] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714816517
ISBN-10: 0714816515
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Orientalists European Painters of Eastern Scenes
Orientalists European Painters of Eastern Scenes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714817804
ISBN-10: 0714817805
Genre: Nonfiction
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The collectors
The Collectors (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804801126
ISBN-10: 0804801126
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Les styles
Les Styles [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070728251
ISBN-10: 2070728250
Genre: Nonfiction
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Apollon et compagnie Roman
Apollon Et Compagnie Roman [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782213000268
ISBN-10: 2213000263
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Robert de Montesquiou Un prince 1900
Robert De Montesquiou Un Prince 1900 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782262004590
ISBN-10: 2262004595
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sarah Bernhardt [French Edition] (Paperback)