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Putting the pieces in place: The collecting practices of Edward Perry Warren (1860–1928) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2003 2003

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This thesis offers an examination of the meaning and implications of the collecting of Classical antiquities as exemplified by the activities undertaken in the late nineteenth century by Edward Perry Warren (1860–1928) under the auspices of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This examination will consider the significance of Warren's activity from a variety of perspectives, and will depend in this consideration on information gathered from several theoretical models. The disparate motivations and purposes of collecting and collections render them resistant to rigidly unilateral consideration, encouraging such a conflux of methodological approaches. Emphasis will be placed on the notion and articulation of desire as manifested in the systematic amassing of artifacts, with the purpose of distinguishing between the aims of the private collector and those of the public or institutional collection. The historical narrative of Warren's practice will be situated in the broader context of collecting of Classical art as a part of the nineteenth-century American impulse to compile representative institutional collections of Classical antiquities, as exemplified by that held at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Art History
Classification
0377: Art History
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts
Title
Putting the pieces in place: The collecting practices of Edward Perry Warren (1860–1928) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Author
Stewart, Iain Jeremy
Number of pages
109
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
0228
Source
MAI 41/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780612780125, 0612780120
Advisor
Paikowsky, Sandra
University/institution
Concordia University (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ78012
ProQuest document ID
305303278
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305303278/abstract
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