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Making the mummies dance : inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Autore: Thomas Hoving
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"No museum in the world is like the Metropolitan Museum of Art - and no man has ever run it, or revolutionized it, quite like Thomas Hoving. In a decade, Hoving changed almost everything people had grown accustomed to from the Met, shaking the institution out of royal repose and transforming it into the most vital cultural presence in the country. Now, the irrepressible former director delivers a fearless account of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Biographies
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Hoving, Thomas, 1931-2009.
Making the mummies dance.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993
(OCoLC)623020244
Persona incaricata: Thomas Hoving; Thomas Hoving; Thomas Hoving; Thomas Hoving; Thomas Hoving
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Thomas Hoving
ISBN: 0671738542 9780671738549 0671880756 9780671880750
Numero OCLC: 26395958
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: 447 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsabilità: Thomas Hoving.

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"No museum in the world is like the Metropolitan Museum of Art - and no man has ever run it, or revolutionized it, quite like Thomas Hoving. In a decade, Hoving changed almost everything people had grown accustomed to from the Met, shaking the institution out of royal repose and transforming it into the most vital cultural presence in the country. Now, the irrepressible former director delivers a fearless account of his life at the pinnacle of the art world - a modern Vanity Fair, a true story of masterpieces and money, society and scandal, intrigue and international theft." "The Met is more than a dazzling art showplace. The museum is a vibrant if quietly influential community, inhabited and run by singular sorts of people: trustees and curators, connoisseurs and conservators. It is steeped in history and tradition and seems to move in a serene and elegant world of impeccable manners and the finest taste." "Behind the proper social veneers and pristine marble galleries, Hoving reveals the cutthroat precincts where the real business of the Met is carried out. From seducing important patrons like Robert Lehman, Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Annenberg, and Brooke Astor to spiriting ancient treasures across international borders; from striking secret agreements with the world's most powerful dealers to sidestepping rivals; from securing blockbuster exhibitions, like "Tut" and "The Glory of Russian Costume," to seizing the most phenomenal Velazquez portrait, Hoving shares not only the nimbleness and brashness that made him so effective, but also the zeal and passion that made the Met so exciting." "Making the Mummies Dance is told in the head-on, even naughty, way that is trademark Hoving. This is an important, shocking museum story and more - an unforgettable tale of power struggles and one-upmanship, fame, big money, and, of course, great art."--Jacket.

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