Signed by Author: Shelley M. Bennett
368 pages, 226 illustrations
Published by: The Huntington Library
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
“The Art of Wealth” provides a fresh perspective on the complicated mix of public and private motives and models that characterized art collecting and philanthropy in America in the early twentieth-century. The author focuses on four remarkable individuals: Collis Huntington, who started out as a peddler and went on to found a railroad empire; his second wife, Arabella, a woman of great intelligence and taste; her son, Archer, who devoted his life to creating and supporting museums; and Collis’s nephew, Henry E. Huntington, who built up an extraordinary foundation and then gave it to the public as an enduring legacy.
In Good Condition. Includes Dust Jacket that has some normal wear. Has some scuff marks. Book itself has some normal wear on the outside front and back cover. Inside is very good. Signed by Author on title page. The pages are clean and crisp with no writing, no markings.