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Published: 26 October 2000

272 Pages | 34 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195135725

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Museums in the German Art World

From the End of the Old Regime to the Rise of Modernism

James J. Sheehan

Ranging over the entire nineteenth century, MUSEUMS IN THE GERMAN ARTWORLD is a highly accessible study of the political, cultural, and artistic changes that marked Germany's transition into a modern state. Sheehan is original in focusing his examination of this transition on the invention of the museum, where "fine arts" were defined, put on display, and the control over their political and cultural importance and influence were established. THis book will appeal to German historians, historians of the 19th century Europe, art historians, and anyone interested in the interplay of fine arts, culture, and politics.

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