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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Shand-Tucci, Douglass, 1941-
Art of scandal.
New York : HarperCollins, c1997
|Named Person:||Isabella Stewart Gardner|
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|Description:||xvi, 351 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.|
The climax of her life came after her husband's death in 1898, when she designed and built an innovative museum in the form of a Venetian palazzo and, with the legendary art historian Bernard Berenson, created America's first great private art collection. The Art of Scandal is the story of a striking woman of great force and character and of the Boston she lived in, from the Brahmins of Beacon Hill to the newly emerging ethnic communities and the little-known gay subculture. Isabella Gardner emerges as one of the most evocative figures of America's Gilded Age.
- Gardner, Isabella Stewart, -- 1840-1924.
- Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Biography.
- Women art collectors -- United States -- Biography.
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston.
- Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Biography
- Gardner, Isabella Stewart -- 1840-1924
- Women art collectors -- United States -- Biography