Odd Man In: Norton Simon and the Pursuit of Culture
Suzanne Muchnic, the former art features writer at the Los Angeles Times, has written an informative and engaging biography on the life of Norton Simon. Muchnic was the only reporter to interview Mr. Simon during the last ten years of his life. This fascinating biography charts his success in business, the creation of his extraordinary art collection and its evolution into the Norton Simon Museum. Mr. Simon's role in the development of Los Angeles as a major metropolitan art market is also explored.
Hardbound, 313 pages with 18 color and 20 black and white illustrations, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, University of California Press