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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: a Permanent Legacy

Marzio, Peter C

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ISBN 10: 1555950221 / ISBN 13: 9781555950224
Published by Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1989
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366 pages, inc. index. 156 colour plates, plus 21 b+w. In as new unread condition. ".presents 150 masterworks in full-page colorplates, each facing an individual esay about the artist, the work, and its cultural and historical contexts. Six continents and four millennia are represented, including treasures by many of the most acclaimed artists in history." Heavy book; will incur postage surcharge. Please contact for details. Bookseller Inventory # 000092

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Title: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: a Permanent ...

Publisher: Hudson Hills Press, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: *

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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This volume celebrates one of America's great museums.

From Library Journal:

From the Houston Public School Art League of 1900 through the 1924 public opening as the first art museum founded in Texas, to the present Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the collection of over 20,000 objects represented here exemplifies the taste of its eight decades of patrons. Showy instead of scholarly, self-important instead of substantial, this is a glossy example of the "outstanding hits" format rather than a serious collection catalog. All departments, from Tribal Arts to Photography, Ancient to 20th Century Art, are represented by excellent illustrations and pedestrian commentaries. The dynamic institution delineated here may well be "one of America's great museums," but if so, it is not well served by this oversized bit of public relations.
-Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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