Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: Collecting with Vision: Treasures from the Chrysler Museum of Art ed. by Jefferson C. Harrison, Gary E Baker, and Brooks Johnson

Synopsis: A review of the collection in the Chrysler Museum of Art, located in Norfolk, Virginia. This book includes the history of the museum and the source of it's extensive and comprehensive collection.

Review: I had hoped this would be focused on the collection but it read more like a very expensive thank-you to donors. Not that I resent thanking donors, but the Chrysler holdings is a brilliant collection and deserve a more comprehensive survey. To it's credit, the book is lovely - glossy and colorful. But I wanted more pictures of the artifacts and arts, and less words about the donors.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-940744-72-1
Year Published: 2007
Date Finished: 8-31-2016
Pages: 160

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