In passionate pursuit : a memoir /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Comini, Alessandra.
Format: Book
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: New York : George Braziller, 2004.
Table of Contents:
  • An abundance of epiphanies
  • To Vienna! On the track of artists past and present
  • Discovery of Egon Schiele's prison cell
  • Friendship with Schiele's sisters, Melanie and Gerti
  • Swapping life stories: tales told to Melanie
  • A touch of old world in Dallas-exposure to the arts
  • Some enduring Italian vignettes
  • Education Texas style and trails less traveled
  • Interlude at interlochen: revelations and resolutions
  • Barnard College: a little mayhem and a lot of music
  • On my own in Italy with a cello and a motorbike
  • Barnard again: falling in love with German and with something called art history
  • Art up close: Italy, Istanbul, Athens, Germany
  • Farewell Barnard, Grüss Gott Vienna, and hail the Hungarian revolution
  • Round-trip in search of a profession: San Francisco, Mexico, New York, Scandinavia, Milan, Paris, Prague, London, San Francisco
  • Art history morning, noon, and night: Schiele sitters, collectors, and enthusiasts
  • Running the (teaching and dissertation) Gauntlet at Columbia
  • New York Art World encounters and stints at Berkeley, Princeton, and Yale
  • A bit of Northern feminism at Southern Methodist University: Eleanor Tufts and art history forays at home and abroad
  • Carrying on with the "revisionist" (Feminist) cause
  • Musical iconography: merging two lifelong loves
  • Some locales of passionate pursuit: of islands, mountains, lakes, and cemeteries
  • Buon Giorno, Trieste: Winckelmann and Schiele
  • Under a midnight sun: exploring the Scandinavian sensibility
  • Italy once again: rendezvous with the past
  • "Io ho quell' che ho donate": sharing the fruits of passionate pursuit
  • Some hurdles, some triumphs.