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Title Treasure palaces : great writers visit great museums / foreword by Nicholas Serota, edited by Maggie Fergusson.
Publication New York, NY : Public Affairs : Economist Books, 2016.
Copyright date ©2016
Description xiv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # 701.18 T
Note "These articles were originally published in Intelligent life, the ideas, lifestyle and culture magazine from The Economist Group, which is now known as 1843 magazine."--Title page verso
"First published in 2016 by Profile Books Ltd. in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Contents foreword / Nicholas Serota -- Preface / Maggie Fergusson -- There's life in these walls, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York / Roddy Doyle -- Rodin's sonnets in stone, Musée Rodin, Paris / Allison Pearson -- Cool under fire, The National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul / Rory Stewart -- Cabinets of wonder, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford / Frank Cottrell-Boyce -- Painting in stone, Museo Dell'Opificio Delle Pietre Dure, Florence / Margaret Drabble -- Sanctum in the city, The Frick Collection, New York / Don Paterson -- The wings of Capri, Villa San Michele, Capri / Ali Smith -- Spurned no longer, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne / Tim Winton -- The pity of war, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres / Michael Morpurgo -- Love bade me welcome, The Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, MA / Ann Patchett -- A plaster cast in Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensmuseum, Copenhagen / Alan Hollinghurst -- Palais of the dolls, Musée de la Poupée, Paris / Jacqueline Wilson -- The Odessaphiles, Odessa State Literary Museum, Odessa / A. D. Miller -- A smiling shrunken goddess, Corinium Museum, Cirencester / Alice Oswalk -- Sons and mothers, Ensorhuis, Ostend / John Burnside -- A home from home, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Claire Messud -- Where Sibelius fell silent, Ainola, Järvenpää / Julian Barnes -- Wordsworth's continuous force, Dove Cottage, Grasmere / Ann Wroe -- Agony to ecstasy, The Prado, Madrid / John Lanchester -- The museum of heartbreak, The Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb / Aminatta Forna -- The quiet theatres, The Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery, London / Andrew Motion -- A debt to Rudolph Leopold, Leopold Museum, Vienna / William Boyd -- Thank you for the music, ABBA: The Museum, Stockholm / Matthew Sweet -- Glasgow's palace of dreams, Kelvingrove, Glasgow / Andrew O'Hagan -- About the authors -- Illustrations.
Subject Art appreciation.
Museums.
Art museums.
Art criticism.
Addl. Author Fergusson, Maggie, editor.
Economist Books.
ISBN 9781610396806
1610396804

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 Central 3rd Fl - AMMS Non-Fic  701.18 T    DUE 01-19-21