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New Vessel Press

The Vanished Collection

The Vanished Collection

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Riveting ... This page-turner will delight art history and mystery fans alike.
Publishers Weekly

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.

Author: Pauline Baer de Perignon
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Published: 01/11/2022
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781939931986

About the Author
Baer de Perignon, Pauline: - Pauline Baer de Perignon has co-authored film scripts and directed writing workshops in Paris where she lives. The Vanished Collection is her first book.Lehrer, Natasha: - Natasha Lehrer has translated books by Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, Victor Segalen, Chantal Thomas and the Dalai Lama. Her co-translation of Nathalie Léger's Suite for Barbara Loden won the 2017 Scott Moncrieff Prize.Le-Tan, Pierre: - Pierre Le-Tan (cover design) was an internationally renowned French artist whose whimsical and stylish works were featured on the covers of The New Yorker and in many magazines including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He died in 2019.

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