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The first modern museums of art : the birth of an institution in 18th- and early-19th-century Europe /
edited by Carole Paul.
imprint
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.
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xxi, 346 p.
ISBN
9781606061206 (hardcover)
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Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.
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9781606061206 (hardcover)
contents note
Preface: Toward a collective history / Carole Paul -- Introduction: The Grand Tour and princely collections in Rome / Carole Paul -- Capitoline Museum, Rome: Civic identity and personal cultivation / Carole Paul -- British Museum, London: Institutionalizing enlightenment / Robert G. W. Anderson -- Uffizi Gallery, Florence: The rebirth of a museum in the eighteenth century / Paula Findlen -- Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican City: Ideology and aesthetics in the age of the Grand Tour / Jeffrey Collins -- The picture galleries of Dresden, Düsseldorf, and Kassel: Princely collections in eighteenth-century Germany / Tristan Weddigen -- Kunsthistorisches Museum / Belvedere, Vienna: Dynasticism and the function of art / Michael Yonan -- Nationalmuseum / Royal Museum, Stockholm: Connecting north and sout / Magnus Olausson and Solfrid Söderlind -- Musée du Louvre, Paris: Palace of the people, art for all / Andrew McClellan -- Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: Absolutism and nationalism in early-nineteenth-century Madrid / Andrew Schulz -- National Gallery, London: For "all ranks and degrees of men" / Brandon Taylor -- Altes Museum, Berlin: Building Prussiaʹs first modern museum / Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- Glyptothek and Alte Pinakothek, Munich: Museums as public monuments / Adrian von Buttlar and Bénédicte Savoy.
abstract
"This multiauthor book discusses the evolution of the first public museums of art throughout Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the standards these early museums set for all subsequent institutions of their kind"--Provided by publisher.
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8560087
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
In the 18th and early 19th centuries the first modern, public museums of art appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. This title presents an account of the origins of the world's most important museums.
Library of Congress Summary
"This multiauthor book discusses the evolution of the first public museums of art throughout Europe in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the standards these early museums set for all subsequent institutions of their kind"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
In the 18th and early 19th centuries the first modern, public museums of art appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. Although the emergence of these museums was an international development, their shared history has not been systematically explored until now. Taking up that project, this volume includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest major examples, from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, opened in 1836. These essays consider a number of issues, such as the nature, display, and growth of the museums' collections and the role of the institutions in educating the public.
Table of Contents
Preface: Toward a Collective Historyp. vii
Introduction: The Grand Tour and Princely Collections in Romep. 1
Capitoline Museum, Rome: Civic Identity and Personal Cultivationp. 21
British Museum, London: Institutionalizing Enlightenmentp. 47
Uffizi Gallery, Florence: The Rebirth of a Museum in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 73
Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican City: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Age of the Grand Tourp. 113
The Picture Galleries of Dresden, Düsseldorf, and Kassel: Princely Collections in Eighteenth-Century Germanyp. 145
Kunsthistorisches Museum/Belvedere, Vienna: Dynasticism and the Function of Artp. 167
Nationalmuseum/Royal Museum, Stockholm: Connecting North and Southp. 191
Musée du Louvre, Paris: Palace of the People, Art for All Andrew McClellanp. 213
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: Absolutism and Nationalism in Early-Nineteenth-Century Madridp. 237
National Gallery, London: For "all ranks and degrees of men"p. 261
Altes Museum, Berlin: Building Prussia's First Modern Museump. 285
Glyptothek and Alte Pinakothek, Munich: Museums as Public Monumentsp. 305
Acknowledgmentsp. 330
Illustration Creditsp. 331
About the Contributorsp. 332
Indexp. 334
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