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The first modern museums of art : the birth of an institution in 18th- and early-19th-century Europe

Author: Carole Paul
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This multiauthor book discusses the evolution of the first public museums of art throughout Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the standards these early museums set for all subsequent institutions of their kind"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Paul
ISBN: 9781606061206 1606061208
OCLC Number: 779607091
Notes: Includes index.
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.


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"Exemplary."--"Choice" Exemplary. "Choice"" Leading academics and curators contribute chapters on 15 museums, from the Capitoline Museums in Rome to Munich s Alte Pinakothek. They provide detailed Read more...

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