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The Resource Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club., Stacey Pierson

Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club., Stacey Pierson

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Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club.
Title
Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club.
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Stacey Pierson
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Language
eng
Summary
The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen's club with a singular remit - to exhibit members' art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers, politicians, and museum curators. Exhibitions at their grand house in Mayfair brought many private collections and collectors to light, using members' social connections to draw upon the finest and most diverse objects available. Through their unique mode of presentation, which brought museum-style display and interpretation to a grand domestic-style gallery space, they also brought two forms of curatorial and art-historical practice together in one unusual setting, enabling an unrestricted form of connoisseurship, where new categories of art were defined and old ones expanded. The history of this remarkable group of people has yet to be told and is explored here for the first time. Through a framework of exhibition themes ranging from Florentine painting to Ancient Egyptian art, a study of lenders, objects, and their interpretation paints a picture of private collecting activities, connoisseurship and art world practice that is surprisingly diverse and interconnected
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ERASA
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Pierson, Stacey
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950
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  • Burlington Fine Arts Club
  • Burlington Fine Arts Club
  • Burlington Fine Arts Club
  • Art
  • Art
  • Kunstbetrieb
  • Kunstwissenschaft
  • Sammeln
  • Kunst
  • London
Label
Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club., Stacey Pierson
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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963581669
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781138232624
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)963581669
Label
Private collecting, exhibitions, and the shaping of art history in London. The Burlington Fine Arts Club., Stacey Pierson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
963581669
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781138232624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)963581669

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