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Bernard Berenson

The Making of a Connoisseur

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674067776

Publication Date: 01/01/1979

Short

516 pages

2 line illustrations, 28 halftones

Belknap Press

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Berenson has an ideal biographer in Samuels. Impeccable in method, strong in narrative skill, Samuels scants nothing as to place, period or person, and is no less remarkable for inwardness, depth and charity of feeling.The Nation

The depth in which this book explores the young connoisseur’s life is quite extraordinary… Our understanding of Berenson’s life and work is permanently changed.The New York Times Book Review

A remarkably absorbing and lucid biography of Berenson’s early career. The book does full justice to the verve and excitement of Berenson’s connoisseurship.Saturday Review

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.The Christian Science Monitor

A portrait replete with the complex ironies created in the conflicts between vaulting idealism and the harsh necessities of living well… [It] makes clear the tortuous conflicts of his life, and stands as a splendid monument to its author’s understanding of the human quandaries of his extraordinary subject and his equally extraordinary wife.The Chronicle Review

An in-depth, sensitive, and total portrait of Bernard Berenson. [The] Making of a Connoisseur commences with B. B.’s childhood in Lithuania, his family’s immigration to Boston, his education, travel, and development during the first four decades of his life… One eagerly anticipates the second volume that is to cover the last five and a half decades.Choice

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