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Worthy Monuments

Art Museums and the Politics of Culture in Nineteenth-Century France

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674433342

Publication Date: 09/20/1989

337 pages



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  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Museum and the State
    • 1. The State and the Uses of Patronage: The Envoi System
    • 2. Inspectors, Inspections, and Norms
  • Part II: The Museum and the City
    • 3. Museums in Formation, 1791-1850
    • 4. Museums in Transition, 1850-1870
    • 5. Museums in Construction, 1860-1890
    • 6. The Museum and the Institution of Culture, 1870-1914
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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