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The British as art collectors : from the Tudors to the present

Author: James Stourton; Charles Sebag-Montefiore
Publisher: London : Scala Publishers Ltd., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive survey of British art collectors down the centuries."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Stourton; Charles Sebag-Montefiore
ISBN: 9781857597493 1857597494
OCLC Number: 775030380
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Royalty: collecting at court. Precursors: collecting and patronage in the Tudor age --
Jacobean antiquarians --
Earl and Countess of Arundel --
Charles I and the Whitehall circle --
Dispersal and commonwealth --
Restoration 1660-88 --
Aristorcracy: the country house boom. Grand Tour: the first phase --
Town and country in the early 18th century --
Grand Tour: high Summer --
Horace Walpole and antiquarian taste --
Archaeology and antiquity --
Plutocracy: metropolitan apogée. Orléans collection and Napolean's bonanza --
Tastemakers --
Champions of the British school --
Goût Français --
Hispanophile collecting --
Lure of Florence --
Democracy: collecting in the museum age. World beyond Europe --
Founding of the National Gallery --
Victorian rich --
Eclectics and aesthetes 1870-1914 --
Catching up: modernism 1880-1945 --
Specialists and scholars 1918-1945 --
From post-war to swinging sixties 1949-79 --
London: international art city 1979-2000.
Responsibility: James Stourton and Charles Sebag-Montefiore.

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