The Art of Wealth : The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age Hardback
The Art of Wealth provides a fresh perspective on the complicated mix of public and private motives and models that characterized art collecting and philanthropy in America in the early twentieth-century.
The author focuses on four remarkable individuals: Collis Huntington, who started out as a peddler and went on to found a railroad empire; his second wife, Arabella, a woman of great intelligence and taste; her son, Archer, who devoted his life to creating and supporting museums; and Collis' nephew, Henry E.
Huntington, who built up an extraordinary foundation and then gave it to the public as an enduring legacy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 366 pages, 83 color illustrations, 136 b/w photographs, 3 line illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: Huntington Library Press,US
- Publication Date: 20/09/2013
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9780873282536