Chemistry & art : further adventures of a chemist collector /
Alfred Bader.
imprint
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008
description
x, 246 pages, 56 unnumbered pages of colour plates : colour illustrations : 25 cm.
ISBN
0297855123 (hbk.), 9780297855125 (hbk.)
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imprint
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008
isbn
0297855123 (hbk.)
9780297855125 (hbk.)
general note
Includes index.
White paper dust-jacket, printed in black, red, yellow and dark blue, with colour reproductions of paintings on front and back.
local note
Victoria University Library copy (Canadiana Collection) has dust-jacket.
catalogue key
6601280
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Alfred Bader's achievementsas the founder of one of the most important companies in its field in the world, as a collector and dealer in Old Master paintings, and as a legendary philanthropistmake for fascinating reading. This book begins where Alfred Bader's first autobiography, Adventures of a Chemist Collector , ended: with the boardroom coup in which he was dismissed from the chemical company he had built up from the ground. Bader now turns his enormous energy to Old Master paintings, in which he had become interested at a young age and in which he by now has the means to invest. The chapters that follow are roughly chronological, with some devoted to particularly meaningful paintings or groups of paintings, memorable auctions, mysteries, or discoveries relating to the artworks in the Bader Collection, while others are dedicated to friends, family, love, religion, charity, and, occasionally, chemistry.
Main Description
Alfred Bader's achievementsas the founder of one of the most important companies in its field in the world, as a collector and dealer in Old Master paintings, and as a legendary philanthropistmake for fascinating reading. This book begins where Alfred Bader's first autobiography,Adventures of a Chemist Collector, ended: with the boardroom coup in which he was dismissed from the chemical company he had built up from the ground. Bader now turns his enormous energy to Old Master paintings, in which he had become interested at a young age and in which he by now has the means to invest. The chapters that follow are roughly chronological, with some devoted to particularly meaningful paintings or groups of paintings, memorable auctions, mysteries, or discoveries relating to the artworks in the Bader Collection, while others are dedicated to friends, family, love, religion, charity, and, occasionally, chemistry.
Main Description
This book begins where Alfred Bader's first autobiography, ADVENTURES OF A CHEMIST COLLECTOR, ended - with the boardroom coup in which he was dismissed from the chemical company he had built up from the ground. Bader now turns his enormous energy to Old Master paintings, in which he had become interested at a young age and in which he by now has the means to invest. The chapters that follow are roughly chronological, with some devoted to particularly meaningful paintings or groups of paintings, memorable auctions, mysteries or discoveries relating to the artworks in the Bader Collection, while others are dedicated to friends, family, love, religion, charity, and, occasionally, chemistry.
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This book begins where Alfred Bader's first autobiography ended - with the boardroom coup in which he was dismissed from the chemical company he had built up from the ground. Bader now turns his energy to Old Master paintings, in which he had become interested at a young age & in which he by now has the means to invest.
Table of Contents
Life After Expulsionp. 5
Marvin Klitsnerp. 21
Great Paintings by Old Mastersp. 35
Rembrandt/Not Rembrandtp. 61
More Great Paintings by Old Mastersp. 69
A Liss Lostp. 99
A Horror Story, Plain and Simplep. 105
A Double Theftp. 113
Prussian Bluep. 123
Sumowskip. 133
Lost Masterpieces and Happy Endingsp. 139
The International Study Centrep. 151
A Canadian in Lovep. 161
My Eightieth Birthdayp. 169
Josef Loschmidtp. 185
The Lieben Awardp. 195
Family and Friendsp. 203
Help the Neediest and Ablest: Promoting Communication Among Peoplep. 215
Indexp. 239
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