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The lady in gold [electronic resource] : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt's masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer / by Anne-Marie O'Connor.

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  • ISBN: 9780307957566
  • ISBN: 030795756X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 349 p.) : ill.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-338) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Emancipation. Adele's Vienna : poems and privilege ; The king ; Emancipated immigrants ; The wounded creator ; Arranged marriage ; The secession ; Klimt the seducer ; An innocent abroad ; "I want to get out" ; Adele's "Bohemian home" ; The empress ; "Degenerate women" ; Eyes wide shut ; The outsider ; The painted mosaic ; Klimt's women ; "Hugs from your Buddha" ; The good spirit -- Love and betrayal. Degenerate art ; "You are peace" ; Unrequited love ; Marie Viktoria ; Maria and Luise ; Stubenbastei ; The housepainter from Austria ; With or without you ; The return of the native ; Love letters from a bride ; Work makes freedom ; Thunder at twilight ; Decent honorable people ; Gay marriage ; The Orient Express ; The autograph hunter ; Stealing beauty ; The last of the Bloch-Bauers ; Homecoming ; Führer ; Nazis in the family ; "Above the mob" ; The Viennese Cassandra ; Ferdinand in exile ; The Gutmanns ; The "blonde beast" ; Love letters from a murderer ; Ferdinand's legacy ; The uses of art ; Nelly ; The Immendorf Castle ; The child in the chapel ; The castle of the first Reichsmarschall ; The partisans ; The man without qualities ; The Nero decree ; Restitution ; Liberation ; Refugee ; Provenance -- Atonement. Historical amnesia ; The children of Tantalus ; The heirs of history ; The library of theft ; The search for provenance ; "I can't afford for you to lose" ; How do you solve a problem like Maria? ; Klimt's stolen women ; A lost cause célèbre ; Diplomacy ; Family history ; Supreme judgment ; Arbitration ; Ciao Adele ; A friend from Old Vienna ; Patrimony ; Adele's final destiny ; The burden of history ; Art history ; Cultural property ; A reckoning.
Summary, etc.: Shares the events that shaped the creation of the painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and the painting's fate.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918. Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Bloch-Bauer, Adele, 1881-1925 > Portraits.
Jewish
ART / History / General
Genre: Electronic books.

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