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The Museum of Lost Art by Noah Charney

The Museum of Lost Art

Noah Charney

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Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication date: 22 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780714875842

True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery

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5 stars out of 5
Michael Prodger
25 Nov 2018

"Charney’s stories are melancholy, yet gripping"

Noah Charney’s fascinating The Museum of Lost Art (Phaidon £19.95) tells the stories of some of the artworks that didn’t make it. Botticelli, inspired by Savonarola, tossed his own pictures into the “Bonfire of the Vanities” in Florence; in 1990, thieves stole a Vermeer, a Rembrandt and a Manet from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; Peter the Great’s fabled Amber Room was carted off by the Nazis in 1941, never to be seen again. Charney’s stories are melancholy, yet gripping.