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Sheltering art : collecting and social identity in early eighteenth-century Paris

Author: Rochelle Ziskin
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the role of private art collections in the cultural, social, and political life of early eighteenth-century Paris. Examines how two principal groups of collectors, each associated with a different political faction, amassed different types of treasures and used them to establish social identities and compete for distinction"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rochelle Ziskin
ISBN: 9780271037851 0271037857
OCLC Number: 754518553
Description: xix, 354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Cultural geography of the French capital circa 1700 --
Cloistered in the Faubourg Saint-Germain --
The Maison Crozat transformed --
A circle of "moderns" --
The regent and collecting on the Right Bank --
Les anciens and an expanding public realm in the arts --
The circles converge: Carignan and Jullienne.
Responsibility: Rochelle Ziskin.

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"Explores the role of private art collections in the cultural, social, and political life of early eighteenth-century Paris. Examines how two principal groups of collectors, each associated with a different political faction, amassed different types of treasures and used them to establish social identities and compete for distinction"--

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