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Vanished smile

the mysterious theft of Mona Lisa

by R. A. Scotti

  • 201 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Knopf Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leonardo, -- da Vinci, -- 1452-1519,
  • Art thefts -- France -- Paris

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR.A. Scotti.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsND623.L5 A7 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22666462M
    ISBN 109780307265807
    LC Control Number2008047851
    OCLC/WorldCa236338012

    Rigorous study of the circumstances, theories and individuals surrounding the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece. Since her creation in , Mona Lisa has served as muse, riddle and obsession for scholars, scientists, musicians, writers and art the height of Europe’s Belle Époque, she disappeared, seemingly right from under the noses of .   I’ve also been delaying the news that “Vanished Smile,” for all its piquant details and plot-driven gleam, is a rusty, rattling, unsafe-at-some-speeds contraption. Ms. Scotti’s prose is.

      Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti Not quite a century ago, on Aug , thousands of people began flocking to the Louvre (among them, Franz Kafka and his friend Max Brod) to gaze at a blank space on a wall. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R. A. Scotti (, Paperback, Large Type) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

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In Vanished Smile, R.A. Scotti deftly uncovers the mysterious theft of the art world’s prima donna. Thanks to Scotti’s meticulous research and atmospheric writing, a crime that had all the trappings of insanity, national prestige and obsession is brought to light marvelously.” — The Business StandardCited by: 3.

Vanished Smile is a history of the theft and recovery of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, but it reads more like a high-quality detective novel/5. R.A. Scotti's Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa investigates this largely forgotten caper, and along the way we're treated to a tour of turn-of-the-century Paris, the birth of modern forensics, and a biography of the enigmatic painting itself/5(75).

Inthe Louvre’s most famous denizen disappeared. Two books recount the sensational crime and a field of fascinating characters. Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa R. Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa (Large Print / Paperback) By R. Scotti This book is not available online Hard to Find - May be out of print.

It was Mona Lisa’s, and on the morning of Aug. 22,it wasn’t there. Who stole the painting from the Louvre and why is the subject of the beguiling “Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of. Scotti is the author of Vanished Smile, a Edgar Award nominee, as well as three previous works of nonfiction, including Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal—Building St.

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Last year while I was writing Vanished Smile, some German scholars happened upon a note in a book belonging to a city official in Florence named Agostino Vespucci. The book was a collection of Cicero’s letters.

Scotti is the author of Vanished Smile, a Edgar Award nominee, as well as three previous works of nonfiction, including Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal--Building St. Peter's and Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane ofand four novels. She lives in /5(2).

R. Scotti is the author of Vanished Smile, a Edgar Award nominee, as well as three previous works of nonfiction, including Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal--Building St.

Peter's and Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane ofand four novels/5(K). Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed.

Scotti’s riveting, ingeniously realized account is itself a masterly portrait of a world in transition. The Paperback of the Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more.

Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience/5(39). Part love story, part mystery, "Vanished Smile" reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed--the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" from the Paris Louvre on Aug For more than two years, Mona Lisa’s absence haunted the art world, provoking the question: Was she lost forever.

A century later, questions still linger. Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and. Particularly notable is the two-year period when one of the world’s most valuable paintings just disappeared.

R.A. Scotti explores this fascinating incident in Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa, an engaging nonfiction study that’s as full of twists, turns and suspense as any mystery novel.

Book Reviews; Vanished Smile The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa, R.A. Scotti, Knopf. In “Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa,” novelist-cum-historian R.A.

Scotti recounts the story of a crime that both shocked the world and perplexed investigators. vanished smile: the mysterious theft of the mona lisa by r.a. scotti knopf, $, pages the gardner heist: the true story of the world’s largest unsolved art theft. Book Summary In Paris at the start of a radically new century, the most famous face in the history of art stepped out of her frame and into a sensational mystery.

On Augthe unfathomable happened—Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. “A charming [book] that delves deeper into the mystique of the Mona Lisa herself Readers hankering for more of da Vinci and his enigmatic sitter, whose smooth smile has been bewitching men for centuries should reach for Vanished Smile.” —St.

Petersburg Times “Equal parts art history and crime caper. "Vanished Smile" by R.A. Scotti is a fascinating account of the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' from the Musee de Louvre in A skilled writer who has previously produced both fiction and nonfiction books, Ms.

Scotti is true to the historic specificity of the events but tells the tale with the verve and intrigue of a first-rate crime by: 3. Read "Vanished Smile" by R.A. Scotti available from Rakuten Kobo. On Augthe unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre.

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