A Museum of One's Own

A Museum of One's Own

Private Collecting, Public Gift

Book - 2009
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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 Clay Frick Collection.
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : Periscope Publishing, 2009
ISBN: 9781934772928
Branch Call Number: 069 H539m
Characteristics: 241p. : ill


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Sep 19, 2011

-don't agree with everything Higgonet says, but I'm glad she doesn't mince words about just how reprehensible some of these collectors were. (She's much easier on the women than the men, though.) Lots of meaty stuff to ponder in this book about the collecting impulse and the character and function of museums of this kind. Can't wait to visit them!

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