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Worthy Monuments - a book by Sherman, Daniel J.

Worthy Monuments

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

Worthy Monuments( )
Author: Sherman, Daniel J.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

Choosing the art museums of provincial France in the previous century as a paradigm, Sherman reaches toward an understanding of the museum's place in modern society by exploring its past. He uses an array of previously unstudied archival sources as evidence that the museum's emergence as an institution involved not only the intricacies of national policy but also the political dynamics and social fabric of the nineteenth-century city.

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