Boek cover The Vanished Collection van Pauline Baer de Perignon

The Vanished Collection

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uitgever New Vessel Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 290 pagina's
Auteur(s) Pauline Baer de Perignon
Uitgever New Vessel Press
Studieboek Nee
Verpakking breedte 133 mm
Verpakking hoogte 203 mm
Verpakking lengte 203 mm

Boekbeschrijving

"Riveting ... This page-turner will delight art history and mystery fans alike."
?Publishers Weekly

It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn't seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more. Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection. But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents’ elegant Parisian apartment? The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.

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