The Vanishing Vel zquez

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  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 1476762155
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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The Vanishing Vel zquez

The Vanishing Vel  zquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 12 April 2016
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From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young—too young to be king—and yet also

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 03 January 2017
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In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velázquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile. Fusing detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of

The Vanishing Vel zquez

The Vanishing Vel    zquez
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 November 2016
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From one of the world's most expert art critics, the incredible true story--part art history and part mystery--of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young--too young to be king--and yet also too young to be

Five Days Gone

Five Days Gone
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 27 August 2019
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades. In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming’s mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken,

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 02 February 2021
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez shares a riveting true story “with as many twists and turns as any mystery” (Los Angeles Times) describing her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands
  • Author : Laura Cumming
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 04 July 2019
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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD** 'A modern masterpiece' Guardian Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story. Autumn 1929 – a young girl is kidnapped from a beach. Five agonising days go by before she is discovered safe and well in a nearby village. The child remembers nothing of these events and at home, nobody ever speaks of them

Pause Effect

Pause   Effect
  • Author : Mark Stephen Meadows
  • Publisher : New Riders Pub
  • Release : 15 June 2021
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Meadows investigates the design, architecture, and approach to developing successful interactive narrative, while also addressing emerging interfaces and new forms of content on the Web. Case studies illustrate the pitfalls and successes of those that have gone before.

Velazquez

Velazquez
  • Author : Samuel Levy Bensusan,Murat Ukray
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 26 September 2014
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Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and