Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

An Object of Beauty: A Novel de Steve Martin
Carregando...

An Object of Beauty: A Novel (edição: 2011)

de Steve Martin

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,509849,005 (3.5)62
Lacey Yeager is an aspiring artist who dreams of making it big in New York City. Over the course of 20 years, she climbs the rungs of NYC's art scene, charming those she meets with her energetic personality. Although her career soars to new heights, Lacey discovers that the life of an artist isn't as glamorous as she once thought.… (mais)
Membro:EthanMinsker
Título:An Object of Beauty: A Novel
Autores:Steve Martin
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 304 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:***
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Detalhes da Obra

An Object of Beauty de Steve Martin (Author)

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 62 menções

Inglês (82)  Italiano (1)  Piratês (1)  Todos os idiomas (84)
Mostrando 1-5 de 84 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
I Enjoyed this book. I lot of people just want the funny Steve Martin, and didn't care for this book. It had funny bits, but I really enjoyed the story that the author wrote about a art gallery girl trying to find her way in the art world. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |
An Object of Beauty is the story of Lacey Yeager, a young, unethical and heartless art dealer in NYC who will do anything to get ahead. I love Martin's writing style and his astute observations of the NY art world made this hard to put down despite an extremely unlikeable protagonist. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
what an amazing novel. Martin wrote with a beautifully prosaic voice, and kept me spellbound throughout. I highly recommend this novel, if not for the characters, story line, or art history lesson, then for the pictures, which I loved him adding. It sure saved me time from Googling them online, in order to refresh my memory.
Martin's descriptions of the art, and the era, were more than apt; they were precise and unerring. He knew the art world like he'd LIVED the art world, and knew all the characters intimately. I didn't like the character, but I don't think you're supposed to, unless you identify with her. But who cares? I was more than enjoying the novel. I wished I could live between the pages... and wondrously enough, I've often wondered if bidding on a piece of work at an auction, just to drive up the price, was illegal or not!!
Some of his lines were so beautifully written, I was astonished: "Lacey was just as happy alone as with company. When she was alone she was potential; with others she was realized." and "But sometimes mercy falls like light snow on open palms, and sometimes it falls stinging and hard from ominous clouds."
This man can do more than walk and chew gum at the same time. He is truly gifted, in many, many ways. I cannot wait until he prints his next gift to us, the public.
( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
I feel like this book needed a likable protagonist. I dragged myself to the end and it was the best part of the novel. ( )
  Beth.Clarke | Jun 28, 2019 |
Lust and Manipulation at the Auctions and Galleries
Review of the Audible Audio edition (2010) narrated by Campbell Scott
"Miss Yeager?"
"I probably am," she said.
"We're with the FBI."
"Show me your stinkin' badges or don't you need them?"
The two men looked at each other. Confused, they tried to smile.

I'll confess that I don't follow Steve Martin's writing at all, so I had missed An Object of Beauty when it was released in 2010. It was recently on sale at Audible though and when I saw that it was narrated by Campbell Scott it brought back fond memories of David Mamet's neo-noir film The Spanish Prisoner (1997) in which both Martin and Scott had lead roles.

Martin's tale uses his own real-life art-collecting knowledge to tell a rags to riches to downfall story in the New York City art world of the 1990s and 2000s. There are several invented artists added into the story to blur the lines between truth and fiction. It was all reasonably entertaining but you don't really warm to the characters in any emotional way. There are some funny and witty bits throughout that add some comedic flavour. I definitely LOL'd at The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) film-inspired dialogue exchange quoted in my introductory header

Campbell Scott's narration was excellent throughout. ( )
  alanteder | Mar 27, 2019 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 84 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
"I couldn’t be a woman," Steve Martin once joked, "because I’d play with my breasts all day." Now he has written a novel about a young woman, but nearly the only thing he can imagine about her is wanting to play with her breasts. The Object of Beauty is a nasty exercise in narcissism, particularly in the narcissism of the famous.
 
Dark subject matter is conveyed with certain smart-assey detachment. Martin knows when to drop a joke in before things get too serious. Timing. Comedians have it.
adicionado por WeeklyAlibi | editarWeekly Alibi, John Bear (Dec 16, 2010)
 
“An Object of Beauty” follows the New York art world climb of Lacey Yeager. She is a charismatic character yet a very odd one to have emerged from the imagination of Steve Martin. Although Lacey is treated as this book’s main source of fascination, it’s less interesting to look at her point-blank than to look at her while wondering what Mr. Martin sees.

One aspect of this novel’s allure is the ambiguity with which Mr. Martin frames Lacey’s fierce, outsize ambitions. Is her story meant to be the appreciatively told tale of a canny New York predator? That of a relative innocent whose values change in the presence of vast sums of art-market money? Or that of a stylishly attractive dynamo who, with only minimal irony, recognizes herself in the monstrous goddess that Willem de Kooning painted as “Woman I?”

Is she an unalloyed opportunist? Or is she as intoxicated with art as she is with the leverage and entrée that expertise will bring? Is she stirred by art’s erotic power or just someone who sexually exploits the acquisitive passions of insatiable collectors? Does she share the collectors’ boys’-club competitive spirit (for surely this is a man’s world, at least in the way it is depicted by Mr. Martin)? Or is she just a woman who’s inordinately good at manipulating rich, credulous men? . . .

adicionado por PLReader | editarNY Times, Janet Maslin (Nov 28, 2010)
 
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
I am tired, so very tired of thinking about Lacey Yeager, yet I worry that unless I write her story down, and see it bound and tidy on my bookshelf, I will be unable to ever write about anything else.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
"I think Lacey is the kind of person who will always be okay."
When she was alone, she was potential; with others she was realized. Alone she was self-contained, her tightly spinning magnetic energy oscillating around her. When in company, she had invisible tethers to everyone in the room: as they moved away, she pulled them in.
Was every transgression capable of being so well hid? It suggested that one could connect the dots between any two people in any room and perhaps stumble onto an unknown relationship.
"Do you know we tape all our auctions?"
When Lacey began these computations, her toe crossed ground from which it is difficult to return: she started converting objects of beauty into objects of value.
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Lacey Yeager is an aspiring artist who dreams of making it big in New York City. Over the course of 20 years, she climbs the rungs of NYC's art scene, charming those she meets with her energetic personality. Although her career soars to new heights, Lacey discovers that the life of an artist isn't as glamorous as she once thought.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Links rápidos

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (3.5)
0.5 1
1 11
1.5 1
2 30
2.5 13
3 106
3.5 37
4 153
4.5 8
5 40

Hachette Book Group

3 edições deste livro foram publicadas por Hachette Book Group.

Edições: 0446573647, 0446573744, 160788612X

GenreThing

No genres

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 160,283,373 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível