Good Living Street. The Fortunes Of My Viennese Family

Bonyhady Tim

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Allen And Unwin
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: First Edition

Description: 456 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.

Publishers Description: In 1900 Vienna was one of the most exciting places to live in the world. Its glamorous high society was the envy of Europe, and it was the centre of an exploding arts movement that set the tone for the following century...Tim Bonyhadys great-grandparents were leading patrons of the arts in fin de siecle Vienna: Gustav Klimt painted his great-grandmothers portrait, and the family knew many of Viennas leading cultural figures. In Good Living Street he follows the lives of three generations of women in his family in an intimate account of fraught relationships, romance, and business highs and lows. They enjoyed a lifestyle of luxury and privilege-until everything changed for families of Jewish origin like his...In 1938, his family fled Vienna for a small flat in a harbourside suburb of Sydney, taking with them the best private collection of art and design to escape the Nazis...Wonderful. A haunting saga of high art, hate and survival. - David Marr..An enthralling family history beginning in an opulent apartment in Habsburg Vienna and ending in a flat in Cremorne, interwoven with the social, political and art history of the period. - Patrick McCaughey

ISBN: 9781742371467

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