WorldCat Identities

Perutz, Vivien

Works: 5 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 519 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal correspondence  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ND553.M3, 759.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vivien Perutz
Edouard Manet by Vivien Perutz( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

None of Manet's verbal contributions to these debates survive, but he often painted in the combatative spirit of the debating chamber, as a reformer, making his position explicit by inviting comparisons, fully illustrated here, between his own pictures and those of earlier and contemporary artists. Yet Manet was no mere aesthetician; he was above all a Realist, that is, a fascinated observer of people and of his epoch, detached, amused, ironic, but also touchingly humane, a Realist who transformed what his eye registered to reveal the truth as he perceived it
What a time I am having : selected letters of Max Perutz by Max F Perutz( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected by his daughter, Vivien, from Max Perutz's voluminous correspondence, the letters reproduced here portray their author with a spontaneity and directness no autobiography could have matched. They chronicle Perutz's adventurous life through his own vivid, erudite and humorous pen, documenting the hopes, roadblocks and moments of elation of his sixty-year quest to understand the molecular biology of hemoglobin. The first great step in this quest - unraveling the molecular structure of hemoglobin - earned Perutz the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Narrated against a backdrop of family and friends, politics and war, literature, travels, and Max's beloved mountains, these letters provide rare insight into the thoughts of a remarkable and very human scientist, and delightful sketches of some of the people he encountered. Starting with lively letters to a girlfriend written in his youth in Vienna and the impressions of a young scientist in Cambridge, the letters progress to the desperate pleas of an "enemy alien" interned in Canada during World War II. The diary of Perutz's subsequent super-secret war work for the British to build a floating ice airstrip in the North Atlantic, ardent campaigning letters to scientists and politicians, and self-deprecating stories of his own mishaps written to amuse his children and grandchildren are some of the many highlights of these fascinating letters, unique in the annals of recent scientific history. This book is a companion to Georgina Ferry's Max Perutz and the Secret of Life. Together these volumes provide a portrait of an extraordinary character in the development of molecular biology."--BOOK JACKET
Édouard Manet by Édouard Manet( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape in the art of Pietro da Cortona by Vivien Perutz( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eduard Manet by Vivien Perutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.47 for Edouard Ma ... to 0.97 for What a tim ...)

What a time I am having : selected letters of Max Perutz
English (13)