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Historic house museums in the United States and the United Kingdom : a history

Author: Linda Young
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. By analyzing the motivation of the founders, and subsequent keepers, of house museums, the author identifies a typology that casts light on what they were intended to represent and their significance (or lack of it) today."--Provided by publisher.
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Young, Linda, 1953 June 16 author.
Historic house museums in the United States and the United Kingdom
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
(DLC) 2016036647
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Young
ISBN: 9781442239760 144223976X
OCLC Number: 956434890
Description: xii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Heroes' houses: the home of the nation personified --
Heroes' houses: literary and other identities --
Artwork houses and national aesthetics --
Collectors' houses: egos and afterlives --
Social history house museums --
Authenticity: material reality, negotiated understanding --
The english country house --
The significance, insignificance and future of house museums.
Responsibility: Linda Young.

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