Art Held Hostage The Battle over the Barnes Collection

ISBN-10: 0393347311
ISBN-13: 9780393347319
Edition: 2013
Authors: John Anderson
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Description: This is the story of how a fabled art foundation—the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America—came to be, and how more than a decade of legal squabbling brought it to the brink of collapse and to a move that many  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

This is the story of how a fabled art foundation—the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America—came to be, and how more than a decade of legal squabbling brought it to the brink of collapse and to a move that many believe betrayed the wishes of the founder. Art Held Hostage has been described by Time magazine as “the indispensable history of the Barnes” and by the Los Angeles Times as “the definitive account of the saga.” The Washington Post hailed it “as a substantial work of reporting and historical research” and referred to it as “John Anderson’s excellent book.” Now with a new and updated epilogue, theauthor details the current state of this international treasure.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: This Paradise of Art
Portrait of Dr. Barnes
De Medici in Merion
The Mysterious Miss de Mazia
Lincoln Takes Command
Meet Richard Glanton
Into the Brightness of the Future
The Subject Was Chest Hair
Trying to Reform Richard
No End of Mischief
The Ticking of the Clocks
This Thing Was Gonna Be a Cakewalk
The Pursuit of Justice
Someone Has to Be Accountable
A Summer Without Shame
A Mighty Heavy Blow
I Was the Barnes
A Haunted Place
A New Epilogue: The Wreckers' Ball
Index

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