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The Resource Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861), Julius Bryant

Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861), Julius Bryant

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Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861)
Title
Creating the V&A
Title remainder
Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861)
Statement of responsibility
Julius Bryant
Title variation
  • Creating the V and A
  • Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861)
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Creating the V&A' tells the definitive story of the formative years of London's world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum and the gathering of its early collections in the decade between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the death of Prince Albert in 1861. The story of the V&A's genesis is often centred on the first director and first curator (Henry Cole and J. C. Robinson), and their competing agendas for design reform and connoisseurship. And yet there is an untold story of how the young royal couple for whom it is named were highly instrumental in the establishment of the museum, as public supporters and large-scale lenders before a permanent collection was in place. The book is also full of fascinating and colourful stories of the strategies deployed to harvest treasures on the market as the young museum sought to fill its rapidly expanding buildings and compete with the British Museum and the Crystal Palace. For anyone interested in the history of collecting and curating, and for all fans of this legendary London museum, 'Creating the V&A' explains how the foundational collections established parameters which still inform the museum's collecting policies, role and identity today."--Publisher's website
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryant, Julius,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McDonald, Ian,
  • Soper, Nigel,
  • Lund Humphries,
  • V&A Publishing,
Series statement
V&A nineteenth-century series
Series volume
third
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Albert
  • South Kensington Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Victoria
  • South Kensington Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Albert von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort
  • Albert
  • Victoria
  • South Kensington Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Viktoria
  • Albert
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Art
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Art museums
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Collectors and collecting
  • England
  • Europe
  • 21.82 industrial design
  • 20.12 art museums
Label
Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861), Julius Bryant
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Copyright
Note
  • Black boards with white debossed lettering to spine and illustrated dust jacket
  • Series statement from dust jacket
  • Editor: Ian McDonald
  • Designed by Nigel Soper
  • Typeset in SwiftEF and Scala Sans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: A teaching collection, 1837-51 -- Part II: International collections, 1852-7 -- Part III: Displays and debates, 1857-61
Control code
1057776548
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781848223493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057776548
Label
Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert's museum (1851-1861), Julius Bryant
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Black boards with white debossed lettering to spine and illustrated dust jacket
  • Series statement from dust jacket
  • Editor: Ian McDonald
  • Designed by Nigel Soper
  • Typeset in SwiftEF and Scala Sans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: A teaching collection, 1837-51 -- Part II: International collections, 1852-7 -- Part III: Displays and debates, 1857-61
Control code
1057776548
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781848223493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057776548

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