RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 719429693 LA English T1 Master paintings from the Phillips Collection A1 Phillips Collection., Rathbone, Eliza E.,, Frank, Susan Behrends., Hughes, Robert,, Badder, Susan., PB Phillips Collection ; in association with D Giles Ltd. PP Washington, D.C.; London YR 2011 SN 9780983769408 0983769400 9781904832928 190483292X AB The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, was founded in 1921 by Duncan Phillips (1886-1966), a Washington DC collector who played a vital role in introducing America to contemporary art. Unusually for his time, Phillips saw American artists as fully equal to their European counterparts, often hanging their works side by side. Moreover, Phillips chose to buy and exhibit works according to stylistic continuities and affinities, reflecting the visual connections between various artistic expressions, past and present. Master Paintings from The Phillips Collection highlights 108 masterworks from the Phillips's permanent collection and offers insight into the creation of one of the greatest private collections of modern art in the world. -- Book Description.