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Bernard Berenson : a life in the picture trade

Author: Rachel Cohen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Cohen
ISBN: 9780300149425 0300149425
OCLC Number: 840803720
Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Rachel Cohen.

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Few would have predicted that Bernard Berenson, from a poor Lithuanian Jewish immigrant family, would rise above poverty. Yet Berenson left his home near Boston's railyards and transformed himself  Read more...
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"An irresistibly readable and accessible account of this complicated character, who could be by turns brilliant and petty, generous toward others and scornful of himself, an inveterate philanderer Read more...

 
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