Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects: American Women Collectors and the Making of Culture, 1800-1940

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This insightful and beautifully illustrated book offers the first feminist analysis of the phenomenon of women art collectors in America. Dianne Sachko Macleod brings a surprising paradox to light, showing that collecting, which provided wealthy women with a private sense of solace, also liberated them to venture into the public sphere and make a lasting contribution to the emerging American culture. Beginning in the antebellum period, continuing through the Gilded Age, and reaching well into the twentieth century, Macleod ...

Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects: American Women Collectors and the Making of Culture, 1800-1940 2008, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520237292

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