The Vanished Collection

Stolen masterpieces, family secrets and one woman's quest for the truth

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Description de l’éditeur

A charming and heartfelt story about war, art, and the lengths a woman will go to find the truth about her family.

'As devourable as a thriller... Incredibly moving' Elle

'Pauline Baer de Perignon is a natural storyteller – refreshingly honest, curious and open' Menachem Kaiser

'A terrific book' Le Point

It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn't seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more. Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection.

But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents' elegant Parisian apartment?

The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.

GENRE
Biographies et mémoires
SORTIE
2022
3 février
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
256
Pages
ÉDITIONS
Head of Zeus
TAILLE
4,8
Mo

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