Very Good in very good jacket. 0060929774 Book Description "The narrative is one long, messy, juicy gossip peppered with exclamations....But gossip is an effective rhetoric for this life....Gardner may have hoped, by burning her letters, to escape capture in yet another book plotted like a novel by Henry James. She might have liked this garrulous, s ociable portrait of her time."--Diane Wood Middlebrook, New York Times Book Review (front page review) "This intimate engrossing biography finally gives the creator of one of the world's great museums credit for her achievements....The author's expe rtise in American cultural history greatly enriches his narrative."--The New Yorker "It's the unauthorized story of the grandest of Boston's grand dames that a ny sentient person wants to read. The Art of Scandal has a delightful sense of the city that once was the Athens of America."--Alex Beam, Boston Globe "He dares to paint in words the woman John Singer Sargent painted on canvas....She is always engagingly human and brimming with life."--Daniel Aaron, The New Republic "Gardner's heretofore fugitive life story is riveting because Shand-Tucci t urns out to be erudite, witty, and wise....Shand-Tucci describes her ad ventures, eccentricities, and resounding success as a muse, mentor, patron, and designer, shedding light on a singular woman and her influential role in the evolution of American culture."--Booklist Editorial Reviews Amazon. com Review Henry James fictionalized her, John Singer Sargent painted her, Bernard Berenson advised her. But art collector extraordinaire Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was more than a rich sociali.
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