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Title Sculpture collections in Europe and the United States 1500-1930 : variety and ambiguity / edited by Malcolm Baker, Inge Reist
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 340 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the history of collecting & art markets, 2352-0485 ; volume 10
Contents Sculpture in the Kunstkammer : contexts, formation, and dispersal -- Garden scuptures as collections -- The sculpture gallery and dedicated spaces for sculpture -- The changing place of sculpture in the public museum
Summary "Exploring the variety of forms taken by collections of sculpture, this volume presents new research by twelve internationally recognized scholars. The essays delve into the motivations of different collectors, the modes of display, and the aesthetics of viewing sculpture, bringing to light much new archival material. The book underscores the ambiguous nature of sculpture collections, variously understood as decorative components of interiors or gardens, as objects of desire in cabinets of curiosity, or as autonomous works of art in private and public collections. Emphasizing the collections and the ways in which these were viewed and described, this book addresses a significant but neglected aspect of art collecting and contributes to the literature on this branch of art and cultural history. This book evolved from a symposium "Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600-2000," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting, that was held at The Frick Collection on May 19 and 20, 2017. Both the book and the symposium were made possible through the generous support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation. The book is published in association with The Frick Collection"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "This book evolved from a symposium "Sculpture collecting and display, 1600-2000," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting, that was held at The Frick Collection on May 19 and 20, 2017"--Colophon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 03, 2021)
Subject Sculpture.
Sculpture galleries -- Europe -- History
Sculpture galleries -- United States -- History
Sculpture gardens -- Europe -- History
Sculpture gardens -- United States -- History
Sculpture galleries
Sculpture gardens
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, Malcolm, 1945- editor
Reist, Inge Jackson, editor
Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600-2000 (Symposium) (2017 : Frick Collection)
LC no. 2021004810
ISBN 9004458840