Collector's Choice, Collector's Voice

Art
$12.95
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SKU:
9780939117499
Publisher:
Asian Art Museum Foundation
ISBN:
9780939117499
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
03/10/2011
Illustrations:
80 color photos
Number of Pages:
64
Trim Size:
7 1/4 X 11

Featuring over 80 rare images this Asian art book explores the role of collectors in preserving classical art.

American art museums have long depended on the philanthropy of individual art collectors in establishing their holdings. By why do collectors collect? How do they select the works they choose?

In Collector's Choice, Collector's Voice, collectors who are members of a group associated with the Asian Art Museum explain in their own words what led them to select favorite works for their personal collections. The result is a fascinating picture of the personal motivations that inspire collectors in shaping their collections.


About the Author:
Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art and Deputy Director for Strategic Programs and Partnerships at the Asian Art Museum, is author or co-author of many books, including Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty, Later Chinese Jades: Ming Dynasty–Early Twentieth Century, and The Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi.