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Brimo, Rene.
L'Evolution du Gout aux Etats-Unis, d'apres l'Histoire des Collections.

Paris James Fortune: 1938.

A doctoral thesis on the development of taste and art collecting in America from the Colonial Period to the First World War, with much interesting material, especially on the development of "Grand Collections", public and private. Brimo was a graduate of l'Ecole du Louvre and held a Masters of Arts degree from Harvard this thesis was for his doctorate at the University of Paris. French text.

Softcover. 7.5"x11", 207 pages, 8 b/w plates bibliography. Light wear, some soil partially unopened.

Inventory #: 30311
Price: $ 100.00      

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