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Brush Up on a Good Book!


Brush Up on a Good Book!
Bethany Books Talk, October 12, 2007 and Gere Books Talk, October 22, 2007
Shannon K.

Shannon talked about both fiction and non-fiction books related to the world of fine and classical art. Here are the books specifically discussed at this Books Talk presentation:

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
by Ross King

Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
by Jonathan Harr

I, Mona Lisa
by Jeanne Kalogridis

The Raphael Affair
by Iain Pears

Death of an Old Master
by David Dickinson

The Birth of Venus
by Sarah Dunant

Girl in Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland

Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland

Girl With a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier

Here are some additional recommended books on this theme:

Mistral’s Daughter
by Judith Krantz

What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt

Leonardo’s Swans
by Karen Essex

Conversations With a Clown
by Michael Welzenbach

Girl With the Botticelli Eyes
by Herbert H. Lieberman

by Frederick Ramsay

Becoming Mona Lisa: The Making of a Global Icon
by Donald Sassoon

by Anna Banti

In the Company of a Courtesan
by Sarah Dunant