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Art History and Collecting

Terri J. Rice "ricepaper"
 
The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money
The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money
"Conflict between art and money. Harry and Andree Hahn were given a painting as a wedding gift and believed it was a DaVinci. Enter Sir Joseph Duveen, who with his reputation, could with a word dismiss the painting as a fake... and did."
Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur
Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur
"Joseph Duveen shows up again in this book but this time as the collector first in line to receive any paintings that Berenson has to offer.  Berenson unscrupulously deprives Walters of this honor which eventually leads to severing their relationship. Walters goes on to establish the Walters Museum in Baltimore the finest Italian Renaissance collection in the U.S."
Among Thieves
Among Thieves
"This fictional account of the infamous theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a good read. The history is here with intrigue"
The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece
The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece
"The unscrupulous side of art dealers and collectors in pursuit of their perfect specimens to complete a collection. The politics, the lies, the egos of curators, art collectors, and archeologists make you realize it isn't just about historical understanding; it's about acquisition, pride and money."
Painters of Faith
Painters of Faith
"Beautiful book with 32 color plates The history of the Hudson River Valley school of art and the faith that made this nineteenth century art great."
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History
"I love this compendium that can be taken to the museum if you visit it. This book has the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner in color and all the history to accompany her collection."
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists
"Thugs, not glamorous high rolling thieves, steal art work.  And they steal Rembrandts mostly because they know the name."