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Author Macleod, Dianne Sachko.

Title Enchanted lives, enchanted objects : American women collectors and the making of culture, 1800-1940 / Dianne Sachko Macleod
Published Berkeley : University of California Press : Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation, [2008]


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Description xii, 310 pages, 11 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Introduction. Women Art Collectors -- 1. The Politics of Cultural Space in Antebellum America -- 2. A Conspiracy of Silence -- 3. Art and Activism -- 4. The Gendering of the Modern Museum -- 5. The Sexing of Taste -- Epilogue: Modernist Nostalgia
Summary "This book offers the first feminist analysis of the phenomenon of women art collectors in America. Dianne Sachko Macleod brings a surprising paradox to light, showing that collecting, which provided wealthy women with a private sense of solace, also liberated them to venture into the public sphere and make a lasting contribution to the emerging American culture. Beginning in the antebellum period, continuing through the Gilded Age, and reaching well into the twentieth century, Macleod shows how elite women enlisted the objets d'art and avant-garde paintings in their collections in causes ranging from the founding of modern museums to the campaign for women's suffrage."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Ser. t.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-283) and index
Subject Women art collectors -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women art collectors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Author Getty Foundation.
LC no. 2008010425
ISBN 9780520237292 cloth alkaline paper
0520237293 cloth alkaline paper