The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change & a Daughter's Search for the Truth

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Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
David R. Godine Publisher
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781567925227

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About the Author

Belinda Rathbone is a biographer and historian who has written widely on 20th-century American art and photography. In addition to The Boston Raphael, she is the author of Walker Evans: A Biography, George Rickey: A Life in Balance, a memoir, The Guynd, and edited the forthcoming, In the Company of Art: A Museum Director's Private Journals by Perry T. Rathbone.

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Praise for The Boston Raphael

"Perhaps the most exciting book on the art world since Jonathan Harr's The Lost Painting."--The Boston Globe

"In the compelling story of her father, Perry Rathbone, and the years when he was the elegant and revolutionary director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Belinda Rathbone evokes our country's most glamorous years... The Boston Raphael is a combination of personal memoir and rich, deliciously detailed history that will keep you turning the pages."--Susan Cheever

"In this fascinating book about a watershed moment in the culture of America's art museums, Rathbone (Walker Evans) considers her father Perry Rathbone's directorship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) . . . [Rathbone's] book sheds light on museology of the present as well as of the past."--Publishers Weekly