Great collectors of our time

art collecting since 1945
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Scala Publishers Ltd , London
Collectors and collecting -- History -- 20th century., Collectors and collecting -- History -- 21st century., Collectors and collecting -- Biogr
StatementJames Stourton.
GenreBiography.
The Physical Object
Pagination416 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18847252M
ISBN 101857595149
ISBN 139781857595147

Great Collectors of Our Time is the first major survey of contemporary collecting and collectors since Douglas Cooper's Great Private Collections, published in It examines many of the greatest collectors of our time in Europe, North America and the Far East, and follows their tastes - whether in the Old Masters or the avant garde - from Cited by: 3.

Written by a senior staff member of Sotheby's, this book offers an interesting overlook on the collections and personalities of some of the most important art collectors of our time.

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