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|Description:||xxi, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm|
|Contents:||Preface : toward a collective history / Carole Paul --
Introduction : the grand tour and princely collections in Rome / Carole Paul --
Capitoline Museum in Rome : civic identity and personal cultivation / Carole Paul --
British Museum, London : institutionalizing enlightenment / Robert G.W. Anderson --
Uffizi Gallery, Florence : the rebirth of a museum in the eighteenth century / Paula Findlen --
Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican City : ideology and aesthetics in the age of the grand tour / Jeffrey Collins --
The picture galleries of Dresden, Düsseldorf, and Kassel : princely collections in eighteenth century Germany / Tristan Weddigen --
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Belvedere Vienna : dynasticism and the function of art / Michael Yonan --
Nationalmuseum, royal museum, Stockholm : connecting north and south / Magnus Olausson and Solfrid Söderlind --
Musée du Louvre, Paris : palace of the people, art for all / Andrew McClellan --
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid : absolutism and nationalism in early-nineteenth-century Madrid / Andrew Schulz --
National Gallery, London : for "all ranks and degrees of men" / Brandon Taylor --
Altes Museum, Berlin : building Prussia's first modern museum / Thomas W. Gaehtgens --
Glyptothek and Alte Pinakothek, Munich : museums as public monuments / Adrian von Buttlar and Bénédicte Savoy.
|Responsibility:||edited by Carole Paul.|
In the 18th and early 19th centuries first modern, public museums of art appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to present day. This book includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest major examples, from Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
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