By Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza
Published by: Planeta
2014. Hardcover. 368 pages. 15 x 23 cm
A life well worth a movie, the exciting life of Baron Thyssen is the story of a man, a true visionary, who along his grandfather August created the largest industrial empire in Europe. With just twenty-three years, and despite being the youngest of four brothers, he had to rebuild the more than a hundred family businesses, some of which had been lost during the Second World War. Man with nerves of steel and soul of an artist , while reconstructing the family empire he continued collecting art after his grandfather and followed by Heinrich, his father, to become the largest private art collector in the world. Married in 1985 with Carmen Cervera, the Baron carried out the largest transfer of works of art of all time with the arrival, in 1992, of his private collection to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.