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    DescriptionA spellbinding account of the rapacious pursuit of the most exquisite paintings in the world In the Gilded Age, newly wealthy and culturally ambitious Americans began to compete for Europe's extraordinary Old Master pictures, causing a major migration of art across the Atlantic. "Old Masters, New World "is a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, financial maneuvering, intrigue, and double-dealing often involved in these purchases, not to mention the seductive power of the ravishing paintings that drove these collectors-including financier J. Pierpont Morgan, sugar king H. O. Havemeyer, Boston aesthete Isabella Stewart Gardner, and industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Packed with stunning reproductions, this is an ideal gift book for art lovers and history buffs alike.

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    Old Masters, New World
    America's Raid on Europe's Great Pictures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cynthia Saltzman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143115311
    ISBN 10: 0143115316

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Approval Code: A02110000
    BISAC V2.8: ART059000
    DC21: 759.94075
    B&T Approval Code: A02150000, A01800000
    DC22: 759.94075
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour plates
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    08 September 2009
    Author Information
    A former reporter for Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, Cynthia Saltzman earned degrees in art history at Harvard and Berkeley. She currently resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    " A lively, knowledgeable chronicle of a three-decade art-buying spree . . . so ably recaptured in her colorful, enjoyable narrative." -"Chicago Tribune" " Saltzman revivifies the story by showing . . . how these alpha collectors schemed and maneuvered to outsmart the dealers and each other in their feverish quest for the best Rembrandt or the rarest Raphael." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer"