Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. National BestsellerThe true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. . Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna’s Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution.

"The Lady in Gold," originally known as "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," was confiscated by the Nazis along with all the other valuables of the Jewish Bloch-Bauer family during the war. It is very well researched, it is amazingly good written. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. . Find all the books, read about the author, and more. All Klimt lovers should get this book, which I heartily recommend. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. About The Lady in Gold. Austria was his birthplace, and art was his obsession. How anyone could treat people like this is unbelievable. Please try again. It was a portrait of a Viennese society beauty, Adele Bloch-Bauer.” ― Anne-Marie O'Connor, The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of … You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. . To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. From the cosmopolitan salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna to the interwar years when Vienna was a shadow of its former glory to the terrible years of the Anschluss and finally to the courtrooms of the postwar period, this book is an extraordinary masterpiece of history. And this one is one of the worst i have ever seen in that respect.

O’Connor’s book brings Klimt’s exceptional portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer home, broadening the meaning of homeland at the same time.” —The Christian Science Monitor“Ms. . Please try again. A pity. And this one is one of the worst i have ever seen in that respect. .

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. . Go for it. After this chapter, we are now into the modern era of the battle to return these works to their owner and the last phase which is extremely well documented of the eventual transfer from Vienna to New York of the five Klimts which survived the holocaust. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2013. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. However, the book is primarialy about the city of Vienna, the great wealth and social life of the Jewish intelligentsia. Fast forward 80 plus years and Klimt's painting,"The Lady in Gold" is auctioned at Christie's for the record price of 78.5 million dollars.
You will get to know a lot about Klimt, the time, the time before the second world war and the second world war.

. I really loathe books where the author has decided to take the skeleton of history and added muscle, teeth, eyes...well, everything.

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By Biography.com Editors. An excellent, detailed story of the Nazi invasion on Austria through the lens of its effect on one family - the Viennese Bloch-Bauer family - and the Klimt paintings they owned. This is the story of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the lady in gold of the famous Klimt painting. In depth story about World War II art thefts, Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018. Vividly evokes the intellectually precocious and ambitious Adele’s rich cultural and social milieu in Vienna, and how she became entwined with the charismatic, sexually charged, and irreverent Klimt.” —Publishers Weekly “Writing with a novelist’s dynamism, O’Connor resurrects fascinating individuals and tells a many-faceted, intensely affecting, and profoundly revelatory tale of the inciting power of art and the unending need for justice.” —Booklist (starred review), Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. It is not an easy read but is worth your time to persevere. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. O'Connor obviously did an excellent research job but the story was lacking in organization. Please try again. . .

What makes this story stand out is that portrait survived the war, was identified by the survivors of the family, and the Austrian government came up with justifications to keep it in Austria as a national symbol. | ISBN 9780307957566 The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government. Please try again later. There were too many extended family and friends to keep straight. What makes this story stand out is that portrait survived the war, was identified by the survivors of the family, and the Austrian government came up with justifications to keep it in Austria as a national symbol. But she writes very badly and is not good at organising her material, stressing the sensational and erotic rather than aiming at a clear narrative. The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered “degenerate” in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine “nature”). In the end, a courageous attorney takes on the Austrian government and wins in spite of the daunting odds against him and returns the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer to her heirs and starts a movement to return more art to the families it was stolen from so long ago. Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2017. However, the book is primarialy about the city of Vienna, the great wealth and social life of the Jewish intelligentsia. The first 100 pages or more read like an art history book mixed with Western Civilization history. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. In the beginning of this book we read about Klimt and Adele, their relationship and the history of the painting.

The German soldiers and SS stripped the Jewish people of their wealth, possessions and many of their lives. Something went wrong. The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her—simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper. I really loathe books where the author has decided to take the skeleton of history and added muscle, teeth, eyes...well, everything. Winner of the Marfield National Award for Arts Writing.

Buy. She was a foreign correspondent for Reuters and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times for twelve years, and has written extensively on the Klimt painting and the Bloch-Bauer family’s efforts to recover its art collection. National Bestseller The true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

It was very revealing to read of these non human atrocities which filled me with horror for the loss of beauty and culture to future mankind as the lagers and the human loss of life for the twisted mind of one individual- I cannot call him a man!!

It may be a struggle to read all that detail at first but it becomes easier to read. She was a foreign correspondent for Reuters and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times for twelve years, and has… More about Anne-Marie O’Connor, “Fascinating.

Buy, Feb 07, 2012 We are experiencing technical difficulties. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also called The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) is a painting by Gustav Klimt, completed between 1903 and 1907.The portrait was commissioned by the sitter's husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer [], a Jewish banker and sugar producer.The painting was stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and displayed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. Months thereafter, happening upon an art book with "Woman in Gold" on the cover, Schoenberg has an epiphany. skillfully navigates the bizarre orbit of Klimt’s masterpiece .

O’Connor has told an important story.” —The Wall Street Journal   “O’Connor skillfully filters Austria’s troubled twentieth century through the life of Klimt’s most beloved muse. . Go for it.

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Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world. At the time of the German occupation Vienna had the largest Jewish population of western Europe. One of the Best Books of the Year: The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor. This book is a missed opportunity. Learn about how the beloved children's book came to be and the hidden political message in its story. After this chapter, we are now into the modern era of the battle to return these works to their owner and the last phase which is extremely well documented of the eventual transfer from Vienna to New York of the five Klimts which survived the holocaust. You will get to know a lot about Klimt, the time, the time before the second world war and the second world war. She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers’ grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele’s Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. I had no idea that the Austrian government was so complicit with the theft from the Jews and how they resisted returning property to the rightful owners. Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. In depth story about World War II art thefts, Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2018. THE LADY IN GOLD: THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF GUSTAV KLIMT’S MASTERPIECE, PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUERBy Anne-Marie O’Connor Alfred A. Knopf, $30, 368 pages. Anne-Marie O’Connor attended Vassar College, studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Patty Rhule. Read the Book Behind the Showtime Limited Series, Ina Garten's Latest Cozy and Delicious Recipes, Discover the Prologue to Jodi Picoult's Poignant New Novel, Audiobooks Read By Your Favorite Celebrities, Chilling Audiobooks for a Haunting Halloween. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. From the cosmopolitan salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna to the interwar years when Vienna was a shadow of its former glory to the terrible years of the Anschluss and finally to the courtrooms of the postwar period, this book is an extraordinary masterpiece of history. Can't wait to see the film. . This is a fascinating book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018. The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.


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