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Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America
     

Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America

by Anders Zorn, Oliver Tostmann
 

This publication will be a valuable resource for art historians as well as the general public, with little scholarship previously published in English about Zorn. The catalogue features fifty of Zorn's works, such as Omnibus I, for which Zorn won a prize at the 1892 Salon in Paris, and Ice Skater (1898), which has never before left Sweden, combining for the first

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This publication will be a valuable resource for art historians as well as the general public, with little scholarship previously published in English about Zorn. The catalogue features fifty of Zorn's works, such as Omnibus I, for which Zorn won a prize at the 1892 Salon in Paris, and Ice Skater (1898), which has never before left Sweden, combining for the first time major pieces from American collections with those of Europe, such as Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence; the National museum, Stockholm; Zornmuseet, Mora; and Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenberg.

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Novelist, essayist, and musician Chaudhuri (The Immortals) writes, “Anyone who has an idea of what Calcutta once was will find that vanished Calcutta the single most insurmountable obstacle to understanding…the city today.” This work is a social history and personal account of the author’s two years in the city, from 2009 to 2011, at a time when it was on the cusp of change and the defeat of a 30-year Marxist government by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. The book offers meandering, idiosyncratic musings on various topics: the “Ingabanga” (Westernized Bengalis), Christmas in Calcutta, the Bhadralok and the Bengal Renaissance, Italian restaurants, city malls, and domestic servants. Unlike Geoffrey Moorhouse’s Calcutta, which deals more with the city’s history, this work is an account of what it means to live there today.

Verdict Despite some long sentences that will leave the reader breathless, this rich, allusive narrative is an extremely interesting read for both those who are familiar and those unacquainted with the city. Highly recommended.—Ravi Shenoy, Naperville, IL
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ISBN-13:
9781907372445
Publisher:
Holberton, Paul Publishing
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Series:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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