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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 November 2016
  • ISBN : 9781476762180
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young--too young to be king--and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to which the work was attributed. Snare had found something incredible--but what? His research brought him to Diego Velázquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations. Velázquez (1599-1660) was the official painter of the Madrid court, during the time the Spanish Empire teetered on the edge of collapse. When Prince Charles of England--a man wealthy enough to help turn Spain's fortunes--ventured to the court to propose a marriage with a Spanish princess, he allowed just a few hours to sit for his portrait. Snare believed only Velázquez could have met this challenge. But in making his theory public, Snare was ostracized, victim to aristocrats and critics who accused him of fraud, and forced to choose, like Velázquez himself, between art and family. A thrilling investigation into the complex meaning of authenticity and the unshakable determination that drives both artists and collectors of their work, The Vanishing Velázquez travels from extravagant Spanish courts in the 1700s to the gritty courtrooms and auction houses of nineteenth-century London and New York. But it is above all a tale of mystery and detection, of tragic mishaps and mistaken identities, of class, politics, snobbery, crime, and almost farcical accident. It is a magnificently crafted page-turner, a testimony to how and why great works of art can affect us to the point of obsession.

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The Vanishing Velázquez

The Vanishing Velázquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • ISBN : 9781476762180
GET THIS BOOKThe Vanishing Velázquez

From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young--too young to be king--and yet also too young to be

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781448182367
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WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Selected as a Book of the Year in the Herald In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame

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  • Publisher : Chatto & Windus
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • ISBN : 0701188448
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*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week* "The Vanishing Man is a riveting detective story and a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy, but it is also a homage to the art of Velázquez, written by a critic who remains spellbound by his genius, as readers will be spellbound by this book" - Colm Tóibín In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it

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  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781501198717
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades. In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken,

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0073787145
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  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781501198724
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez shares a riveting true story “with as many twists and turns as any mystery” (Los Angeles Times) describing her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106006996141
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  • Author : José Gudiol,Diego Velázquez
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Release Date : 1974
  • ISBN : MSU:31293013921402
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"A large and sumptuous tribute to the 17th century Spanish court portraitist who must have captured the most imposing collection of Hapsburg noses and jaws ever depicted by one mortal. The detailed, scholarly, entertaining text follows the development of Velazquez' artistry from the early genre works to the final amazing studies in texture and spatial relationships."--Kirkus Review.

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  • Author : Mary Kaiser
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132048435
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Poetry. Winner of the 2006 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. These poems envision art-making as a struggle for liberation: a material struggle with the resistance of the very materials that enable expression, and a struggle to free the imagination from its subtle yet intractable constraints. Edited by Ann Lauinger and Margo Stever. "Painting and poetry have been twinned since antiquity, but seldom so eloquently as in Mary Kaiser's collection, Falling into Velazquez. Poem after poem pulls us into a work of

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  • Author : Samuel Levy Bensusan,Murat Ukray
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • ISBN : 1502521202
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  • Publisher : New Riders Pub
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0735711712
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Meadows investigates the design, architecture, and approach to developing successful interactive narrative, while also addressing emerging interfaces and new forms of content on the Web. Case studies illustrate the pitfalls and successes of those that have gone before.

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  • Author : Jane Boyd,Diego Velázquez,Philip Francis Esler
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060662833
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How do we interpret paintings which concern biblical texts? In this book, artist Jane Boyd and biblical critic Philip Esler offer an entirely fresh set of answers to this question. They provide a new methodology for interpreting such paintings that integrates the three critical contexts (the biblical pre-text, the artist's environment and today's viewer), the relevant pictorial tradition, and the closest attention to how the artist has made the painting. They also reveal the technical secret buried in the composition

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  • Author : International Union of Game Biologists. Congress
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924062827203
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  • Author : Thierry de Duve
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056654752
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A catalog to the exhibition Voici at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels). In companion essays, Duve, the curator of the exhibition, discusses such matters as presentational devices, Manet in five paintings, and pacts. Distributed in the US by Distributed Art Publishers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105020927666
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