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In the Shadow of Velazquez: A Life in Art History Hardcover – 23 May 2014


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'This eloquent book illuminates all these questions with Brown's usual flair and with an at times puckish sense of humour too.' -Andrew Brown, Art Newspaper. -- Andrew Brown Art Newspaper

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Jonathan Brown is the Carroll and Miton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended 19 Sept. 2014
By Edith Sayen Ban - Published on Amazon.com
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This lovely book is of great interest to an audience far wider than the field of art history. It is a portrait of life and work and how life experience informs the work we do. It illustrates the fact that our work and our relationships give our lives deepest meaning.
Five Stars 4 Dec. 2014
By psblsa - Published on Amazon.com
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Smart, interesting, eloquent, humble, and incredibly engaging, just like the man himself. Excellent book.
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brown out 21 Jun. 2014
By howard junker - Published on Amazon.com
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An incredible disappointment.
Professor Brown proves to be even more laconic/hermetic/dreary than one might have feared.
He does manage to re-date Las Meninas, claiming it had to have been dashed off in 1660 to allow for the artist to have already been knighted. What kind of post-career joke is this?
His account of his parents, who collected Duchamp, Fluxus, etc., would have been interesting if Brown had been willing to develop it.
His good fight to establish the field for the study of the Golden Age of Spain, and later of Hispanic American painting is touched on, but without much flair.
As to his being in the shadow of the master, that's where he remains, shadowy, stuffy, unforthcoming...
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