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By Anne-Marie O'Connor
The real tale that encouraged the motion picture Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing tale of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. the prestigious portray, stolen via Nazis in the course of global warfare II, thus grew to become the topic of a decade-long dispute among her heirs and the Austrian government.
When the U.S. preferrred court docket grew to become thinking about the case, its selection had profound ramifications within the artwork global. Expertly researched, masterfully instructed, The girl in Gold is right away a beautiful depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting story of Nazi struggle crimes, and a desirable glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the modern artwork world.
One of the simplest Books of the 12 months: The Huffington Post, The Christian technological know-how Monitor.
Winner of the Marfield nationwide Award for humanities Writing. Winner of a California e-book Award.
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