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A museum of one's own : private collecting, public gift

Author: Anne Higonnet
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : Periscope Pub. ; New York : Distributed by Prestel Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 1850 cash-flush Americans like J.P. Morgan, Henry Clay Frick, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Henry E. Huntington, Arabella Huntington, and Mildred and Robert Bliss went on collecting campaigns that netted masterpiece after masterpiece, along with the furniture and fittings of dozens of aristocratic residences. From the outset, these collectors planned to present their trophies to the public as museums in which they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Higonnet
ISBN: 9781934772928 1934772925
OCLC Number: 228363678
Description: xvii, 241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 26 x 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Not a museum in the usual sense --
Acquisition on the highest terms --
Homes for history --
Self-portrait as a museum --
From private home to public museum --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Anne Higonnet.

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The collection museum reflects the shift in economic power from the European aristocracy to the American entrepreneur. This title studies the Wallace Collection, the J P Morgan Library, and the Henry  Read more...

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