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Author Gere, Charlotte.

Title Great women collectors / Charlotte Gere and Marina Vaizey.

Publication Info. London : P. Wilson ; New York : in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1999.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bertolet Memorial LD Adult Non-Fiction - BMLY-14  709.2 GER    AVAILABLE
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  N5200 .G47 1999    AVAILABLE
Description 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index.
Contents Colour Plates -- Catherine the Great -- Royal Mistresses -- Madame de Pompadour -- Madame du Barry -- Royal Consorts -- Queen Charlotte -- Empress Marie Feodorovna -- Empress Josephine -- The Duchess of Portland and Her Circle -- The Decorative Arts -- Lady Dorothy Nevill -- Lady Charlotte Schreiber -- Alice de Rothschild -- Queen Mary -- Princess Marie Louise -- The Spell of Faberge -- Two Danish Sisters -- Queen Alexandra -- Empress Marie Feodorovna -- Marjorie Merriweather Post -- American Chatelaines -- Isbella Stewart Gardner -- Mrs Potter Palmer -- Collecting the Impressionists -- The Americans -- Louisine Elder Havemeyer -- Mary Cassatt -- The Davies Sisters of Wales -- Miss Gwendoline and Miss Margaret -- Stars in the Art World -- The Steins in Paris: -- Gertrude, Leo, Michael and Sarah -- The Cone Sisters of Baltimore -- Dr Claribel and Miss Etta -- Business Women -- Helena Rubinstein -- Gabrielle (Coco) chanel -- Creators of Museums -- The Ladies of MOMA -- Mrs Abby Aldrich Rockefeller -- Miss Lillie Bliss -- Mrs Quinn Sullivan -- Katherine Dreier -- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney -- The Ladies of Texas -- Ima Hogg -- Dominique de Menil -- Patrons and Collectors of Surrealism -- Peggy Guggenheim -- Gabrielle Keiller.
Summary "This volume is the first to look at the very few women who, from 1750 to 1997 (the book does not include living collectors), independently assembled significant collections of art, ceramics, jewelry, glass, furniture, textiles, silver, photography, and other objects." "Richly illustrated throughout, Great Women Collectors shows that the kinds of collections created by these empresses, queens, socialites, actresses, and entrepreneurs often differed tangibly from those of their male counterparts. Authors Charlotte Gere and Marina Vaizey consider how and why these women collected, and explore the obstacles they overcame to create such important collections, many of which can be seen today, sometimes in their entirety, in public museums and galleries."--Jacket.
Subject Women art collectors.
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting.
Art -- Private collections.
Collectionneuses d'art.
Art -- Collectionneurs et collections.
Objets d'art -- Collectionneurs et collections.
Art -- Collections privées.
Art -- Collectors and collecting. (OCoLC)fst00815195
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting. (OCoLC)fst00815678
Art -- Private collections. (OCoLC)fst00815314
Women art collectors. (OCoLC)fst01177146
Added Author Vaizey, Marina.
Other Form: Online version: Gere, Charlotte. Great women collectors. London : P. Wilson ; New York : In association with Harry N. Abrams, 1999 (OCoLC)607287927
ISBN 0856675032 (hardcover)
9780856675034 (hardcover)
0810963930 (hardcover: Abrams)
9780810963931 (hardcover: Abrams)

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