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Bernard Berenson

The Making of a Legend

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ISBN 9780674432499

Publication Date: 01/01/1987

680 pages

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Missionaries’ Return
  • 2. A Man of the World
  • 3. Throes of the North Italians
  • 4. Pathway to Duveen
  • 5. The “Fourth Gospel”
  • 6. A Home in Exile
  • 7. Matisse and the Highroad of Art
  • 8. America the Plutocratic
  • 9. The Pursuit of Life Enhancement
  • 10. The Red Robe
  • 11. The Ixion Wheel of Business
  • 12. Idyll with Belle da Costa Greene
  • 13. A Marital Truce
  • 14. “The Flavor of Dust and Ashes”
  • 15. The “Merchants” and the “Expert”
  • 16. Last Season of the Belle Epoque
  • 17. America Revisited
  • 18. The Darkening of Europe
  • 19. A Time for Writing
  • 20. Paris in Wartime
  • 21. Venetians Restudied and Leonardo Dethroned
  • 22. From Art Expert to Military Adviser
  • 23. Domestic Crisis
  • 24. “The Dragon’s Eggs”
  • 25. Spoils of War and Art
  • 26. An “American Bacchus”
  • 27. An Island of Relative Solitude
  • 28. Suspect in the Promised Land
  • 29. Early Art and the Land of the Pharaohs
  • 30. Germany and the Stelloni d’Italia
  • 31. The Case of La Belle Ferronière
  • 32. The Archaeology of Art
  • 33. On the Way to Truth
  • 34. The “Two Sposini”
  • 35. The End of Profit Sharing
  • 36. Afloat on a Golden Flood
  • 37. “Prince of Art Critics”
  • 38. A New Disciple
  • 39. The “Book of Revelation”
  • 40. The Role of Art History
  • 41. Life in “Mussolinia”
  • 42. The Allendale Nativity
  • 43. The Drawings Revisited
  • 44. Toward the Abyss
  • 45. Travels into Self
  • 46. The Peace of Le Fontanelle
  • 47. Patriarch of Florence
  • 48. At Home in the House of Life
  • 49. Paradoxical Talmudist
  • 50. Master of the Inn
  • 51. Garnering the Past
  • 52. “The Last Aesthete”
  • 53. Doctor of Letters and Philosophy
  • 54. Toward a “Humanistic Priesthood”
  • 55. “A Scene from Rembrandt”
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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