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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: A Handbook of the Collection

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: A Handbook of the Collection

by Patricia J. Fidler, Roger Ward
     
 

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School Library Journal
The creation of a permanent collection catalog to the holdings of an important museum is usually a significant contribution to scholarship. Such is the case here, for the Nelson-Atkins is one of the great museums of the United States, possessing remarkable collections in postclassical Western European painting, sculpture and decorative arts, and the arts of the Middle and Far East. Following an introductory text that clearly illuminates the museum's collecting history and philosophy, the art works themselves are offered within appropriate historical categories, accompanied by excellent illustrations and descriptive data. Notable subcollections, such as the Hall Family Foundation's acquisition of Henry Moore sculptures, are described in context. A useful handbook for scholars, students, and lay readers alike; recommended for academic research and Midwestern regional libraries.-Paula A. Baxter, NYPL

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ISBN-13:
9781555950897
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
12/15/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
416

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