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The Art of Wealth : The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age, Hardback Book

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
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780873282536



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