Isabella Gardner was a fascinating and eccentric 19th-century American art collector. She became muse and mentor to writers, musicians and artists such as Henry James, John Singer Sargent, T.S. Eliot and Bernard Berenson. This biography describes her remarkable life.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. ### NEW book is clean and tight. Paperback. Spine uncreased. Covers flat. Minimal shelf wear. Clean. Square. 351 pages. Index. Illustrated. No marks in or on book. NOT A REMAINDER. Not ex library. New, unread book. Bookseller Inventory # 001919
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The narrative is one long, messy, juicy gossip peppered with exclamations. . . . But gossip is an effective rhetoric for this life. . . . Gardner may have hoped, by burning her letters, to escape capture in yet another book plotted like a novel by Henry James. She might have liked this garrulous, sociable portrait of her time."-- Diane Wood Middlebrook, "New York Times Book Review" (front page review) "This intimate engrossing biography finally gives the creator of one of the world's great museums credit for her achievements. . . . The author's expertise in American cultural history greatly enriches his narrative."-- The New Yorker" "It's the unauthorized story of the grandest of Boston's grand dames that any sentient person wants to read. "The Art of Scandal" has a delightful sense of the city that once was the Athens of America."-- Alex Beam, "Boston Globe" "He dares to paint in words the woman John Singer Sargent painted on canvas. . . . She is always engagingly human and brimming with life." -- Daniel Aaron, "The New Republic" "Gardner's heretofore fugitive life story is riveting because Shand-Tucci turns out to be erudite, witty, and wise. . . . Shand-Tucci describes her adventures, eccentricities, and resounding success as a muse, mentor, patron, and designer, shedding light on a singular woman and her influential role in the evolution of American culture."-- Booklist". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060929774
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060929774
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060929774
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060929774
Book Description Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060929774 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0017387