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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Thank you for stocking this excellent book!

Thank you for stocking this excellent book!

posted by 11101310 on March 11, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

a bit long

interesting as far as to the historical background of Vienna, its culture, artists, Nazi occupation and persecution of the Jews and theft of their art works. A bit too long

posted by 5196438 on March 31, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

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    recommended

    this is a good example of life in vienna. wealth, culture,arts and the looming nazi takeover. it gives a human element to a spectacular painting and how life intertwines with it.. so many people were connected. the final outcome is good and we can hope that the future outcome of stolen treasures will benefit the true owners of these masterpieces. loved it!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Thank you for stocking this excellent book!

    Thank you for stocking this excellent book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    The scholarship of MS O'Connor is evident from the first page to

    The scholarship of MS O'Connor is evident from the first page to the last.  "Lady In Gold,"  gives an excellent portrait of time and place.
     A reader is swept along in the descriptions of the lifestyle of pre-WW2 Vienna, and the salons of the elegant Adele Bloch-Bauer.
    Among the guests present would be famous authors,  including, Mark Twain.  And artists, such as Gustav Klimt.

    "The "Lady In Gold' refers to a painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Klimt.  "The lady In Gold"  takes on a life of its own when it is stolen by the
     Nazis.  As the painting's subject and creator are swept along by history, it is the painting that becomes most important.

    Adele's niece, Maria Bloch-Bauer fought Austria for decades, to have five paintings returned to the Bloch- Bauer family.  Among the  paintings was "The Lady In Gold"                                                  
    The recovery of the paintings brings us up to the present day .        

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Absolutely brilliant!  I love the historic research and the hist

    Absolutely brilliant!  I love the historic research and the history that belonged to that ERA.  Wonderfully written.  We read the book as part of our book club selection .  The timing was perfect.  Once again today more of these Masterpieces were found hiding in someone hanging in  another home that had no right to the paintings.  For same on all who knowingly stored these pictures on there walls. The history background of this story is extremely important.  I loved every minute of the book.    

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Wonderful read!

    Finally an author that writes above a high school leval.

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    Posted February 14, 2013

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