Old Masters, New World

Old Masters, New World

America's Raid on Europe's Great Pictures, 1880-World War I

Book - 2008
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In 1870 a group of wealthy and culturally ambitious New Yorkers founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon, America's new industrial tycoons began to compete for Europe's extraordinary Old Master pictures, laying claim to works by Vermeer, Titian, Rembrandt and others. Cynthia Saltzman recounts the fierce competition to acquire some of the greatest paintings in the world and the boom in the market. A story of beauty, aesthetics, and taste; money, trade, and power.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
ISBN: 9780670018314
Branch Call Number: 759.94 SAL
Characteristics: x, 336 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.


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