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The Perfect Landscape
     

The Perfect Landscape

by Ragna Sigurdardottir, Sarah Bowen (Translator)
 

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After building a career in the galleries and museums of Amsterdam, art theorist Hanna has returned to Iceland to what she hopes will be a posh new job. Though small, the museum in Reykjavik has a sterling reputation—one sure to be burnished by a valuable piece donated by a wealthy patron. Painted by Iceland’s most beloved twentieth-century artist, the

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After building a career in the galleries and museums of Amsterdam, art theorist Hanna has returned to Iceland to what she hopes will be a posh new job. Though small, the museum in Reykjavik has a sterling reputation—one sure to be burnished by a valuable piece donated by a wealthy patron. Painted by Iceland’s most beloved twentieth-century artist, the acquisition is poised to become the jewel of the museum’s collection—until a conservator announces it’s a fake.

Determined to preserve the museum’s reputation and bolster her own, Hanna delves deep into the shadowy world of art forgery, where she will discover an unexpected truth framed by a half-century of lies.

Nominated for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612184319
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Ragna Sigurdardottir is a native of Reykjavik, Iceland, and the author of five novels. She studied French and fine arts in Aix-en-Provence before attending the Icelandic School for Arts and Crafts. After earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands, she worked as an artist and writer in Rotterdam and later in Denmark. She eventually returned home to Iceland, where she spent a decade working as an art critic for Icelandic newspapers. Currently she studies art theory at the University of Iceland and is writing her sixth novel. She lives with her husband and their two daughters on the outskirts of Reykjavik, just down the street from the North Atlantic Ocean.

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