Princeton University Library Catalog
- Hassmann, Elisabeth [Browse]
- 1. Auflage.
- Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2016.
- 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, plans, portraits ; 29 cm
- Schriften des Kunsthistorischen Museums ; Bd. 14. [More in this series]
- Schriften des Kunsthistorischen Museums ; Band 14
- Summary note
- This lavishly illustrated monograph discusses the fascinating history of the Kunsthistorisches Museum's Coin Collection (Vienna) in the 18th century, recounting its evolution to become one of the greatest numismatic collections in the world. Of particular interest is the collection's unexpectedly close connection with the imperial Kunstkammer, the Picture Gallery, the Treasury and the imperial Library. At the turn of the 19th century the Coin Collection also functioned as the cradle of what would become the Kunsthistorisches Museum's Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities and the Ancient Egyptian Collection. This comprehensive account is based on extensive, previously unknown or overlooked primary sources that are included or documented in the footnotes and the appendix, making this a treasure trove for anyone interested in the history of culture, art and collecting at the imperial court in Vienna and its close ties to other European courts, while also offering a vivid description of how attitudes changed during the Age of Enlightenment.
- Bibliographic references
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-232) and index.
- 9783700178415 ((hd.bd.))
- 3700178417 ((hd.bd.))
- International Article Number
- N - O
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