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Author Ziskin, Rochelle, 1954-
Title Sheltering art : collecting and social identity in early eighteenth-century Paris / Rochelle Ziskin.
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  N5260 .Z57 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xix, 354 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-340) and index.
Contents Cultural geography of the French capital circa 1700 -- Cloistered in the Faubourg Saint-Germain -- The Maison Crozat transformed -- A circle of "moderns" -- The regent and collecting on the Right Bank -- Les anciens and an expanding public realm in the arts -- The circles converge: Carignan and Jullienne.
Summary "Explores the role of private art collections in the cultural, social, and political life of early eighteenth-century Paris. Examines how two principal groups of collectors, each associated with a different political faction, amassed different types of treasures and used them to establish social identities and compete for distinction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century.
Art and society -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 0271037857 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780271037851 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 754518553