Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights. Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the gr...

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Title:Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil
Author:William Middleton
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:0375415432
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:784 pages pages

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil Reviews

  • Dana
    Aug 13, 2018
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    Oct 15, 2018
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Grier
    Aug 13, 2018
    Fascinating ...
  • Lindsey
    Oct 17, 2018
    Long, but fascinating read about the couple who changed Houston?and my neighborhood?for the better. It?s amazing what vision and a lot of money can do. ...
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    May 20, 2018
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    Apr 22, 2018
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  • Amy
    Aug 29, 2018
    This book was a fascinating account of the lives of John and Dominique de Menil. Although the de Menils are legendary figures in the art world of Houston, I didn?t know about their incredible commitment to human rights and racial relations. This is a long book, but was definitely wor...
  • Carol
    Oct 01, 2018
    This book functions better as a history of Schlumberger oil than a story of a celebrated art collection. The de Menils seem like nice people who worked hard, but perhaps were just not that interesting. ...
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    Apr 08, 2018
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    May 23, 2018
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  • Thomas Koveleskie
    Sep 22, 2018
    Just finished this remarkable book on the history of social change, art and business. In the late 80s, when I was studying French in Paris, and I would announce to new friends (usually Hermes-ascot-adorned, art-type chaps I met at the tres-BCBG Cafe Beaubourg) that I was 'americain,' I...
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    Jun 10, 2018
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    May 29, 2018
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  • Michelle
    Jul 27, 2018
    Fascinating! I live in Houston, it is our history. Thanks for writing! ...
  • J David
    Jul 29, 2018
    I am exhausted. Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil by William Middleton is exhaustive and exhausting. It is a remarkable story of a very rich couple, Dominique Schlumberger and her husband Baron Jean Menu de Menil and their devotion over a ...
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    Aug 19, 2018
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  • Michelle Lancaster
    Mar 12, 2018
    BIOGRAPHY/ART William Middleton Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-3754-1543-2, (also available as an e-book), 784 pgs., $40.00 March 27, 2018 ?I?m after the excitement not the object per se?af...
  • Suz
    Nov 15, 2018
    Brilliant historical and biographical information about an important couple in my town - Houston. Thank you!! ...
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