Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur by Ernest SamuelsBernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur by Ernest Samuels

Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur

byErnest Samuels

Paperback | January 1, 1979

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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.
Ernest Samuels is Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English, Emeritus, Northwestern University and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Title:Bernard Berenson: The Making of a ConnoisseurFormat:PaperbackDimensions:516 pages, 9.19 × 6.25 × 0.03 inPublished:January 1, 1979Publisher:Harvard

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Table of Contents

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

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'This is a life filled with extraordinary people... Collectively they made the 1890's 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

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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.