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America's Medicis : the Rockefellers and their astonishing cultural legacy

Author: Suzanne Loebl
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the philanthropic achievements and cultural contributions of the Rockefellers to the arts, drawing on family archives and other sources to trace their development of museums and architectural projects.
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Named Person: Rockefeller family; Rockefeller family; Rockefeller family
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Loebl
ISBN: 9780061237225 0061237221
OCLC Number: 535495477
Description: xiv, 429 pages, [16] of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preamble : an Imperial nest --
To the glory of God --
A passion for Asia --
Bridging the past and the present : the Oriental Institute, the Cairo Museum, the Metropolitan Museum's Assyrian sculptures, and the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem --
Rockefeller Center --
Mother's museum : MoMA, 1929-39 --
The Cloisters --
Colonial Williamsburg and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum of American Folk Art --
MoMA under Nelson A. Rockefeller's stewardship, 1939-69 --
A modest man assumes his birthright : the Asia Society and Lincoln Center --
The Rockefeller Collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco --
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Mall --
David Rockefeller : the Museum of Modern Art and the JPMorgan-Chase Corporate Art Collection --
In memoriam : the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center in San Antonio, Texas --
Smaller gifts --
Kykuit : on a clear day you can see forever.
Other Titles: Rockefellers and their astonishing cultural legacy
Responsibility: Suzanne Loebl.
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Explores the philanthropic achievements and cultural contributions of the Rockefellers to the arts, drawing on family archives and other sources to trace their development of museums and architectural projects.

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