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My dear BB ... : the letters of Bernard Berenson and Kenneth Clark, 1925-1959 / edited and annotated by Robert Cumming.

Author:
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 [Browse]
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Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
  • ©2015
Description:
xv, 583 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) and the legendary art critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865-1959) met in Italy. From that moment, they began a correspondence that lasted until Berenson's death at age 94. This book makes available, for the first time, the complete correspondence between two of the most influential figures in the 20th-century art world, and gives a new and unique insight into their lives and motivations. The letters are arranged into ten chronological sections, each accompanied by biographical details and providing the context for the events and personalities referred to. They were both talented letter writers: informative, spontaneous, humorous, gossipy, and in their frequent letters they exchanged news and views about art and politics, friends and family life, collectors, connoisseurship, discoveries, books read and written, and travel. Berenson advised Clark on his blossoming career, warning against the museum and commercial art worlds while encouraging his promise as a writer and interpreter of the arts. Above all, these letters trace the development of a deep and intimate friendship.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Hopes and expectations, 1925-1926 -- Life at I Tatti, the lists and the Florentine drawings, marriage and parenthood, 1927-1929 -- The exhibition of Italian art, Italian politics, Windsor drawings, 1929-1931 -- Oxford, the Ashmolean, 1931-1933 -- The National Gallery, surveyor of the King's pictures, predicaments and crises, 1933-1939 -- War and separations, 1939-1945 -- Picking up the threads, 1945-1947 -- Reading and writing, talking and travelling, 1948-1953 -- Television, journalism, Altamura, conoscing, 1953-1958 -- Farewell, 1959.
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ISBN:
  • 9780300207378 ((hardback))
  • 0300207379 ((hardback))
LCCN:
2014040807
OCLC:
893317142
International Article Number:
  • 9780300207378
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