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The lady in gold : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt's masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
The lady in gold : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt's masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
O'Connor, Anne Marie, 1959-2015
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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.
Imprint:
New York : Vintage Books, 2015.
Collation:
xviii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Film tie-inIncludes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index.
Contents:
Emancipation. Adele's Vienna : poems and privilege ; The king ; Emancipated immigrants ; The wounded creator ; Arranged marriage ; The secession ; Klimt the seducer ; An innocent abroad ; "I want to get out" ; Adele's "Bohemian home" ; The empress ; "Degenerate women" ; Eyes wide shut ; The outsider ; The painted mosaic ; Klimt's women ; "Hugs from your Buddha" ; The good spirit -- Love and betrayal. Degenerate art ; "You are peace" ; Unrequited love ; Marie Viktoria ; Maria and Luise ; Stubenbastei ; The housepainter from Austria ; With or without you ; The return of the native ; Love letters from a bride ; Work makes freedom ; Thunder at twilight ; Decent honorable people ; Gay marriage ; The Orient Express ; The autograph hunter ; Stealing beauty ; The last of the Bloch-Bauers ; Homecoming ; Führer ; Nazis in the family ; "Above the mob" ; The Viennese Cassandra ; Ferdinand in exile ; The Gutmanns ; The "blonde beast" ; Love letters from a murderer ; Ferdinand's legacy ; The uses of art ; Nelly ; The Immendorf Castle ; The child in the chapel ; The castle of the first Reichsmarschall ; The partisans ; The man without qualities ; The Nero decree ; Restitution ; Liberation ; Refugee ; Provenance -- Atonement. Historical amnesia ; The children of Tantalus ; The heirs of history ; The library of theft ; The search for provenance ; "I can't afford for you to lose" ; How do you solve a problem like Maria? ; Klimt's stolen women ; A lost cause célèbre ; Diplomacy ; Family history ; Supreme judgment ; Arbitration ; Ciao Adele ; A friend from Old Vienna ; Patrimony ; Adele's final destiny ; The burden of history ; Art history ; Cultural property ; A reckoning.
ISBN:
9781101873120
Dewey class:
759.36
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryArt and Craft759.36 OCOAvailable
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