Titel: Bernard Berenson
Autor/en: Ernest Samuels
The Making of a Connoisseur.
2 line illustrations, 28 halftones.
Harvard University Press
1. Juli 1979 - kartoniert - 516 Seiten
Critic, arbiter of taste, renowned authority on Renaissance painting and oracle to millionaire art collectors, Bernard Berenson was the most formidable presence in the art world for more than thirty years. Four decades of his life are unfolded in this compelling book.
Preface Acknowledgments A Lithuanian Childhood Dreamer in Minot Street A Harvard Aesthete Literary Debut Cities of a Dream Seedtime of Art Beyond the Alps Disciple of Morelli The Smiths of Friday's Hill The Path to Monte Oliveto Master and Errant Pupil Trial of the Scholar-Aesthete Talent in Harness New Vistas at Home and Abroad Secrets of the Artistic Personality Heretic at the New Gallery The Tactile Imagination Only the Greatest in the World The Critical Gantlet The "Wizard of Quick Wits" A Duel with Vernon Lee A Tangled Web A Man of Affairs "Room for Berenson" A Union of "Minds and Feelings" A Victorian Husband The Study and Criticism of Italian Art The Wars of the Burlington Mission to the New World A New Beginning Selected Bibliography Notes Index
Ernest Samuels is Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English, Emeritus, Northwestern University and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
A remarkably absorbing and lucid biography of Berenson's early career. The book does full justice to the verve and excitement of Berenson's connoisseurship. Saturday Review A portrait replete with the complex ironies created in the conflicts between vaulting idealism and the harsh necessities of living well...[It] makes clear the tortuous conflicts of his life, and stands as a splendid monument to its author's understanding of the human quandaries of his extraordinary subject and his equally extraordinary wife. Chronicle Review Berenson has an ideal biographer in Samuels. Impeccable in method, strong in narrative skill, Samuels scants nothing as to place, period or person, and is no less remarkable for inwardness, depth and charity of feeling. Nation This is a life filled with extraordinary people...Collectively they made the 1890s outrageously exciting, and the Berensons, in their relentless quest for recognition and security, serve as the perfect mirror. Samuels turns the mirror deftly, through Boston, London, Florence, Oxford, Vienna, and Chicago, pausing briefly in the boudoir, lingering in the golden hills of Tuscany, relentlessly reflecting the social scene...Samuels brilliantly captures it all. Christian Science Monitor