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Jonathan Lopez

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Jonathan Lopez is editor-at-large of Art and Antiques, writes on art, culture, and books for The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributor at the entertainment desk of the Associated Press. His book, The Man Who Made Vermeers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008), is a biography of the Dutch art forger Han van Meegeren, based on 3 years of archival research and interviews conducted in 5 nations. It was praised by The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl for its "profoundly researched, focused, absorbing depth" and was a finalist for an Edgar Award (fact crime category) and the National Award for Arts Writing. A long-time contributor to London-based Apollo: The International Magazine of the Arts, Jonathan has also written for The New York Times, The Bo ...more

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The Last Vermeer: Unvarnish...

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“When the scientific experts finished giving their testimony, the presiding judge asked Van Meegeren if he had any comments...He then added dryly that, from now on, the faking of old-master paintings would, of course, be impossible.”
Jonathan Lopez, The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "A"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests.

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KILLER ANGELS BY MICHAEL SHAARA
 
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THE TALE OF TWO CITIES BY CHARLES DICKENS
 
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LES MISERABLES BY VICTOR HUGO
 
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ROB ROY BY WALTER SCOTT
 
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WAR AND PEACE BY TOLSTOY
 
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THE GOOD EARTH BY PEARL S. BUCK
 
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JOHNNY TREMAIN BY ESTHER FORBES
 
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Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) by Walter Scott Walter Scott

IVANHOE BY WALTER SCOTT
 
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The Man Who Made Vermeers Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez Jonathan Lopez

THE MAN WHO MADE VERMEERS - UNVARNISHING THE LEGEND OF MASTER FORGER HAN VAN MEEGEREN
 
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BEN HUR BY LEW WALLACE
 
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GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING BY TRACY CHEVALIER
 
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RICHARD II BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
 
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THE CID BY PIERRE CORNEILLE
 
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THE NAME OF THE ROSE BY UMBERTO ECO
 
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Jonathan Lopez Richard wrote: "Dag, Jonathan, We haven't chatted in a long time. I hope you're doing well. Tot schrijfs."

So nice of you to think of me, Richard. Haven't been online much recently. I'll PM you shortly with a more detailed rundown... Take care!


Richard Dag, Jonathan, We haven't chatted in a long time. I hope you're doing well. Tot schrijfs.


message 4: by Ceci

Ceci Thanks for the add, Jonathan! Your book looks truly interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it soon. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Jonathan and thanks so much for the add. You have a really awesome website! I hope you and yours have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 2: by Lea (last edited Sep 03, 2008 09:19AM)

Lea Hey Jonathan,

I just came across this posting on an art blog that I read religiously:

www.artsjournal.com/man/2008/09/the_revealing_art_books_of_the.html

It calls The Man Who Made Vermeers one of "the three headlining art books of the season!" Congrats!!!!



Lea


Vivian Hello Jonathan,

It's nice to meet you. I can't wait to read your book!

Vivian


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