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The Vanished Collection

The Vanished Collection

Baer de Perignon, Pauline
Le-Tan, Pierre
Lehrer, Natasha

Paperback

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Publisher Price: $17.95

ISBN10: 1939931983
ISBN13: 9781939931986
Publisher: New Vessel Pr
Published: Jan 11 2022
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.55
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.20 Depth: 7.90
Language: English

Engrossing ... The book reads like a detective story.--The Washington Post

It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn't seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more. Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection. But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents' elegant Parisian apartment? The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.

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