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

Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil, William Middleton

Label
Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil
Title
Double vision
Title remainder
the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil
Statement of responsibility
William Middleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights."--Amazon
  • "Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René 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."--Amazon
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Middleton, William
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5220.M555
LC item number
M53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menil, John de
  • Menil, Dominique de
  • Menil, Dominique de
  • Menil, John de
  • Art
  • Civil rights workers
  • Philanthropists
  • Art
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil, William Middleton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-725) 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
Contents
Part one. The museum imagined -- Fanfare -- Part two. The old world -- A family château -- A protestant dynasty -- Return to France -- Foreign affairs -- Honor and sacrifice -- Monsieur le Baron -- At first sight -- Une jeunesse -- Horizons broadened -- A shared life -- Engaged -- Part three. War -- Drôle de guerre -- The debacle -- Landings -- Postwar -- Part four. New frontiers -- Home -- Nail hit this time -- The sky is the limit -- A big splash -- Worth the candle -- Nothing and everything -- Faith can be alive -- Part five. A very strong woman -- Aftermath -- What now? -- Other voices, other lands -- Toward a new museum -- Global visions -- A museum with walls -- From civil rights to human rights -- Byzantium -- A new generation -- Un acte final
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 760 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375415432
Lccn
2017027976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990248397
  • 820488
  • (OCoLC)ocn990248397
  • 820488
Label
Double vision : the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique and John de Menil, William Middleton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-725) 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
Contents
Part one. The museum imagined -- Fanfare -- Part two. The old world -- A family château -- A protestant dynasty -- Return to France -- Foreign affairs -- Honor and sacrifice -- Monsieur le Baron -- At first sight -- Une jeunesse -- Horizons broadened -- A shared life -- Engaged -- Part three. War -- Drôle de guerre -- The debacle -- Landings -- Postwar -- Part four. New frontiers -- Home -- Nail hit this time -- The sky is the limit -- A big splash -- Worth the candle -- Nothing and everything -- Faith can be alive -- Part five. A very strong woman -- Aftermath -- What now? -- Other voices, other lands -- Toward a new museum -- Global visions -- A museum with walls -- From civil rights to human rights -- Byzantium -- A new generation -- Un acte final
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 760 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375415432
Lccn
2017027976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990248397
  • 820488
  • (OCoLC)ocn990248397
  • 820488

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