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The lady in gold : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt's masterpiece

By: O'CONNOR, ANNE-MARIE

1101873124 / 9781101873120
Paperback
759.36
30/11/2015
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21 cm xviii, 349 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

National Bestseller The true story that inspired the movie "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.""Contributor to the"Washington Post"Anne-Marie O Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt s 1907 masterpiece the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer.

The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.When the U.S.

Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world.

Expertly researched, masterfully told, "The Lady in Gold" is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siecle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world.One of the Best Books of the Year: "The Huffington Post," "The Christian Science Monitor."Winner of the Marfield National Award for Arts Writing.

Winner of a California Book Award."

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AB The arts: general issues

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