The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money

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Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780195396904

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About the Author


John Brewer is Eli and Eyde Broad Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at California Institute of Technology and the author of many books, including Pleasures of the Imagination.
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Reviews


"Brewer is a fine ringmaster.... He paints thorough pictures of each player."--Publishers Weekly


"A fascinating book...a gripping fable of the never-ending conflict between art and money."--The Mail on Sunday


"Excellent... has the unmistakable vibrancy of original research."--The Sunday Times


"Wholly engaging ... he rests an ambitious enquiry on a brisk, absorbing story. His book is a huge risk, and a triumph."--The Scotsman


Praise for Pleasures of the Imagination
"Like all really original achievements, it makes us sharply rethink things we supposed we knew well."--Simon Schama


"Brewer takes us on a grand tour of the exciting, fluid, often raucous world of the 18th-century arts. . . . A brilliantly illustrated social history."--New York Times Book Review


"A magnificent achievement. . . . Enormous in its scope, astute in its choices of examples, learned in its resources, but written with an almost unfailing lucidity and accessibility."--New Republic


"Immensely rich and vividly and eloquently conveyed."--Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review




"Brewer is a fine ringmaster.... He paints thorough pictures of each player."--Publishers Weekly


"A fascinating book...a gripping fable of the never-ending conflict between art and money."--The Mail on Sunday


"Excellent... has the unmistakable vibrancy of original research."--The Sunday Times


"Wholly engaging ... he rests an ambitious enquiry on a brisk, absorbing story. His book is a huge risk, and a triumph."--The Scotsman


Praise for Pleasures of the Imagination
"Like all really original achievements, it makes us sharply rethink things we supposed we knew well."--Simon Schama


"Brewer takes us on a grand tour of the exciting, fluid, often raucous world of the 18th-century arts. . . . A brilliantly illustrated social history."--New York Times Book Review


"A magnificent achievement. . . . Enormous in its scope, astute in its choices of examples, learned in its resources, but written with an almost unfailing lucidity and accessibility."--New Republic


"Immensely rich and vividly and eloquently conveyed."--Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review