the lady in gold the extraordinary tale of gustav klimt s masterpiece bloch bauer

Download Book The Lady In Gold The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt S Masterpiece Bloch Bauer in PDF format. You can Read Online The Lady In Gold The Extraordinary Tale Of Gustav Klimt S Masterpiece Bloch Bauer here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Lady In Gold

Author : Anne-Marie O'Connor
ISBN : 9780307957566
Genre : Art
File Size : 60. 67 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 460
Read : 669

Download Now


The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it. The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O’Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron. The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered “degenerate” in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine “nature”). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her—simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper. And O’Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours. She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers’ grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele’s Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna’s Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution. The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine. We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court’s decision had profound ramifications in the art world. A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold—the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.

Wien

Author : Carl E. Schorske
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039404442
Genre : History
File Size : 68. 90 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 205
Read : 500

Download Now



Verbrannte Verse

Author : Elizabeth Hickey
ISBN : 3833304014
Genre :
File Size : 29. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 897
Read : 265

Download Now



Gustav Klimt S Mtliche Gem Lde

Author :
ISBN : 3836566591
Genre :
File Size : 32. 13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 913
Read : 206

Download Now



Klimt

Author : Susanna Partsch
ISBN : 3868620206
Genre :
File Size : 74. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 899
Read : 401

Download Now



Read On History

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 9781610694322
Genre : Education
File Size : 85. 57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 663
Read : 318

Download Now


Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Rethinking Holocaust Justice

Author : Norman J. W. Goda
ISBN : 9781785336980
Genre : History
File Size : 43. 5 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 127
Read : 259

Download Now


Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminal prosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of the Holocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in the history of human rights and international law. As such, they have attracted sustained attention from historians and legal scholars. This edited collection substantially enlarges the topical and disciplinary scope of this burgeoning field, exploring such varied subjects as literary analysis of Hannah Arendt’s work, the restitution case for Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, and the ritualistic aspects of criminal trials.

The Mother Of All Booklists

Author : William Patrick Martin
ISBN : 9781442238626
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 63. 7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 359
Read : 1308

Download Now


The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 is written for parents, grandparents, and teachers unfamiliar with the bewildering array of award and recommended reading lists. This book offers, not the opinion of one book critic, but the aggregate opinion of an army of critics.

Gustav Klimt Und Emilie Fl Ge

Author : Wolfgang Georg Fischer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032429586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41. 18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 326
Read : 778

Download Now



Der Hase Mit Den Bernsteinaugen

Author : Edmund De Waal
ISBN : 3552055886
Genre :
File Size : 38. 88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 140
Read : 1153

Download Now


Anhand kleiner japanischer Kunstfiguren, die in einer Bankiersfamilie in Paris, Wien und Tokyo von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurden, wird das Leben der jüdischen Oberschicht vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis nach dem 2. Weltkrieg rekonstruiert.

Top Download:

Best Books