The Art of Scandal

The Art of Scandal Extensively Researched And Richly Detailed, This Biography Is The First To Vividly Portray The Extraordinary Life And Times Of One Of 19th Century America S Most Fascinating And Eccentric Women.Immortalized In Print By Henry James And On Canvas By John Singer Sargent And A Legend In Her Own Lifetime, Isabella Stewart Gardner Struck Out Boldly Against Victorian Repression To Develop Her Own Artistic And Intellectual Interests Married To A Pillar Of Boston Brahmin Society, Which Didn T Accept Her Eccentric Lifestyle, Isabella Gardner Involved Herself With The Newly Emerging Irish Catholic, Jewish, Feminist, Gay, And African American Communities And Became Muse And Mentor To Musicians, Painters, Writers, And Scholars Such As Henry James, Henry Adams, John Singer Sargent, Lady Gregory, Bernard Berenson, Elsie De Wolfe, Charles Eliot Norton, And George Santayana The Climax Of Her Life Carne After The Death Of Her Beloved Husband In 1898 When She Designed And Built A Venetian Palazzo In Boston To Contain Her World Famous Art Collection, Where She Lived And Entertained Lavishly And Which Stands Today As The Ultimate Triumph Of Her Remarkable Life. After falling in love with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, I couldn t wait to read this book and learnabout the fascinating and scandelous life of Isabella Stewart Gardner Unfortunately, the author s unorganized thoughts and excessive use of the exclamation point on each page enraged
Not nearly as factual as I d like, and seemingly ready to validate his own impressions, I still enjoy this different perspective on the varied life of art collector, mentor, muse and Victorian progressive thinker, Isabella Stuart Gardner.The officially sanctioned book of Gardner s life is written by the Museum s first director, Morris Carter, Isabella Stuart Gardner and Fenway Court Mrs Jack by Louise Hall Tharp, also has museum blessings But it s always nice to read the Non sanctioned Not nearly as factual as I d like, and seemingly ready to validate his own impre
It took me three months to slog through this Gardner truly was an interesting woman, and it was worth the slog to learnabout her However, there were long sections that seemed to serve no purpose other than to remind us that Shand Tucci had done a lot of research His writing style also left a lot to be desired, especially when it came to commas Multiple times I had to reread sentences because they were so long, abused commas, or underutilized them And There Were So Many Exclamatio It took me three months to slog through this Gardner truly was an interesting woman, and it was worth the sl
After reading the Art Forger, I had an interest in learningabout Mrs Gardner I came across this biography and decided to read it First off there is a lot of facts in this book It was not an easy read I found it arduo
Having waited far too long to visit this extraordinary museum, my only regret is that I did not memorize this book before visiting Now I must go back. One star for this book is generous Although I am fascinated by the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Boston s Gardner Museum, this book is so poorly written that reading it is torture In spite of the author s credentials, his writing leaves a great deal to be desired The book is riddled with asides that have little or no bearing on the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner He inserts di
This gets all of it s stars from the subject matter, Isabella Stewart Gardner, who is a fascinating and extraordinary woman The writer gets all of the empty spaces because of the gossipy style in which he writes the story of her life Shand Tucci is too fond of his own ideas and is far too selective with his facts, only mentioning those which conform to the story he is telling This isn t the full biography that Gardner deserves, but given the lack of biographies about her, it s a place to star This gets all of it s stars from the subject matter, Isabella Stewart Gardner, who is a fascinating and extraordinary woman The writer gets all of the empty spaces because of the gossipy style in which he writes the story of her life Sh
Isabella Stewart Gardner was is a Boston treasure Her love of the Arts lives on in the Gardner Museum she designed and built on the Fenway and is a must see for those visiting Boston Sadly Douglas Sha
A fascinating subject, and Shand Tucci really knows his stuff Unfortunately, the writing is overly pedantic, inappropriately personal on occasion, and over ridden with exclamation points At times, the writing was down right exasperating Still, I was intrigued enough by the subject herself
I so wanted to love this book, as the museum is one of my favorite places, but was bored to tears reading it Shand Tucci obviously had done his research thoroughly, but spent so much time evaluating the relations of her friends

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  • Hardcover
  • 351 pages
  • The Art of Scandal
  • Douglass Shand-Tucci
  • English
  • 22 June 2018
  • 0060186437