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The Resource Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade, Rachel Cohen

Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade, Rachel Cohen

Label
Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade
Title
Bernard Berenson
Title remainder
a life in the picture trade
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Cohen
Title variation
Life in the picture trade
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few would have predicted that Bernard Berenson, from a poor Lithuanian Jewish immigrant family, would rise above poverty. Yet Berenson left his crowded home near Boston's railyards and transformed himself into the world's most renowned expert on Italian Renaissance paintings, the owner of a beautiful villa and an immense private library in the hills outside Florence. The explosion of the Gilded Age art market and Berenson's work for dealer Joseph Duveen supported a luxurious life, but it came with painful costs: Berenson hid his origins and, though his attributions remain foundational, felt that he had betrayed his gifts as a critic and interpreter of paintings. This finely drawn portrait of Berenson, the first biography devoted to him in a quarter century, draws on new archival materials that bring out the significance of his secret business dealings and the central importance of several women in his life and work: his sister Senda Berenson; his wife Mary Berenson; his patron Isabella Stewart Gardner; his lover Belle da Costa Greene; his dear friend Edith Wharton, and the companion of his last forty years, Nicky Mariano. Rachel Cohen explores Berenson's inner world and extraordinary visual capacity while also illuminating the historical forces-new capital, the developing art market, persistent anti-Semitism, and the two world wars-that profoundly affected his life"--
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Summary
This finely drawn portrait of Berenson, the first biography devoted to him in a quarter century, draws on new archival materials that bring out the significance of his secret business dealings and the way his family and companions - including his patron Isabella Stewart Gardner, his lover Belle da Costa Greene, and his dear friend Edith Wharton - helped to form his ideas and his legacy
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247029
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7483.B47
LC item number
C64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berenson, Bernard
  • Art historians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • ART / History / Renaissance
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life in the picture trade
Label
Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade, Rachel Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013022541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780300149425
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade, Rachel Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013022541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780300149425
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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