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Winterthur

Cantor, Jay E.

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ISBN 10: 0810917858 / ISBN 13: 9780810917859
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0810917858 First Edition. DJ has minimal wear. Binding is good - slight lean. Has not been clipped. Nice clean pages and text block. Bookseller Inventory # SKUJAN1212607

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Title: Winterthur

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Reprint of 1985 first edition. With 200 illustrations including 100 in color. With forewords by Ruth Ellen du Pont Lord, Pauline Louise du Pont Harrison and Thomas L. Graves, Jr. Afterword by Scott T. Swank. 240 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 4to..

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An engaging book about the genesis and development of the premier collection of American decorative arts. Cantor, head of the American paintings department at Christie's, captures the spirit and character of Henry Francis du Pont, discusses the collecting of Americana in the first half of the 20th century, and provides a general overview of the vast collections now at Winterthur. There is much social history here as well as a generously illustrated selection of the finest objects in the collection. The photographs are excellent. This is not a scholarly catalog, such as those by Downs or Montgomery, but a general introduction to a collection and to a place without equal. Highly recommended for general collections. Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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