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The Resource Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston, by William Middleton

Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston, by William Middleton

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Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston
Title
Double vision
Title remainder
the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston
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by William Middleton
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Language
eng
Summary
Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and Rene Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston, they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Cy Twombly Gallery, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple. From their ancestors in Normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston. We see them introduced to the artists in Europe and America whose works they would collect, and we see how, by the 1960s, their collection had grown to include 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, rare books, and decorative objects. And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous influence the de Menils wielded through what they collected and built and through the causes they believed in
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston, by William Middleton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm88773011
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
760 pages
Isbn
9780375415432
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017027976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil : Paris, New York, Houston, by William Middleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm88773011
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
760 pages
Isbn
9780375415432
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017027976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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