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The literature of collecting : & other essays / by Richard Wendorf.

Author/Creator:
Wendorf, Richard.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Boston, MA : Boston Athenæum ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
366 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Collectors and collecting -- Philosophy.
Book collecting.
Book collectors.
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting.
Summary:
"Philosophical essays related to collecting, in the world of books and of visual arts. Examines topics in library history, the career and relationships of eighteenth-century British painter Joshua Reynolds, recent theoretical and fictional texts about collecting, and the librarian-author's experiences as both critic and subject of portraiture"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The literature of collecting
The Boston Athenæum, 1807-2007
Athenæum origins
Making sense of Romney
Celebrating Sir Joshua
"Well said Mr. Northcote"
A blue-stocking friendship (with Charles Ryskamp)
Burke's Reynolds, Reynolds's Burke
Small treasures
Deconstructing Athena
and me
London, June 1780.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Lea Carson Sherk.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781584562306 (alk. paper)
1584562307 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
231724438
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