9 Novembre 2020 alle 11:41 #99019kukalPartecipante
The Man Who Made Vermeers
Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren
by Jonathan Lopez
- Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
- Language: english
- Awards: Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime (2009), Marfield Prize (National Award for Arts Writing) Nominee (2008)
- Author: Jonathan Lopez
- Release date: September 8, 2008
- Format: hardcover, 340 pages
- ISBN: 9780151013418 (0151013411)
- Genres: art, history, biography, crime, historical
- Places: Netherlands
- Characters: Han van Meegeren, Johannes Vermeer, Hermann Göring, Joseph Duveen
About The Book
It’s a story that made Dutch painter Han van Meegeren famous worldwide when it broke at the end of World War II: a lifetime of disappointment drove him to forge Vermeers, one of which he sold to Hermann Goering, making a mockery of the Nazis. And it’s a story that’s been believed ever since. Too bad it just isn’t true.
Jonathan Lopez has done what no other writer could — tracking down primary sources in four countries and five languages to tell for the first time the real story of the world’s most famous forger. Neither unappreciated artist nor antifascist hero, Van Meegeren emerges in The Man Who Made Vermeers as an ingenious, dyed-in-the-wool crook — a talented Mr. Ripley armed with a paintbrush, who worked virtually his entire adult life making and selling fake Old Masters. Drawing upon extensive interviews with descendents of Van Meegeren’s partners in crime, Lopez also explores the networks of illicit commerce that operated across Europe between the wars. Not only was Van Meegeren a key player in that high-stakes game during the 1920s, landing fakes with powerful dealers and famous collectors such as Andrew Mellon (including two pseudo-Vermeers that Mellon donated to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.), but the forger and his associates later offered a case study in wartime opportunism as they cashed in on the Nazi occupation.
The Man Who Made Vermeers is a long-overdue unvarnishing of Van Meegeren’s legend and a deliciously detailed story of deceit in the art world.
Hardback book The Man Who Made Vermeers for Mac on Powells. Paperback ebook The Man Who Made Vermeers Jonathan Lopez download. PDF The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez buy iPhone on Kobo. MP3 The Man Who Made Vermeers read online.
EPUB ebook The Man Who Made Vermeers download on Kindle. FB2 book The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez on IndieBound. MOBI book The Man Who Made Vermeers Jonathan Lopez buy cheap Android. FictionBook The Man Who Made Vermeers read on Barnes & Noble.
TXT ebook The Man Who Made Vermeers Jonathan Lopez buy for iOS on Walmart. Hardcover The Man Who Made Vermeers download. Online ebook The Man Who Made Vermeers read online on iPad on Bookshop. Hardcover book The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez.11 Novembre 2020 alle 23:59 #100815
- Devi essere connesso per rispondere a questo topic.