Making the Mummies Dance by Thomas Hoving
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Making the Mummies Dance
By Thomas Hoving

Making the Mummies Dance

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Making the Mummies Dance by Thomas Hoving

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No museum in the world is like the Metropolitan Museum of Art - and no man has ever run it, or revolutionized it, quite like Thomas Hoving. In a decade, Hoving changed almost everything people had grown accustomed to from the Met, shaking the institution out of royal repose and transforming it into the most vital cultural presence in the country. Now, the irrepressible former director delivers a fearless account of his life at the pinnacle of the art world - a modern Vanity Fair, a true story of masterpieces and money, society and scandal, intrigue and international theft. The Met is more than a dazzling art showplace. The museum is a vibrant if quietly influential community, inhabited and run by singular sorts of people: trustees and curators, connoisseurs and conservators. It is steeped in history and tradition and seems to move in a serene and elegant world of impeccable manners and the finest taste. Behind the proper social veneers and pristine marble galleries, Hoving reveals the cutthroat precincts where the real business of the Met is carried out. From seducing important patrons like Robert Lehman, Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Annenberg, and Brooke Astor to spiriting ancient treasures across international borders; from striking secret agreements with the world's most powerful dealers to sidestepping rivals; from securing blockbuster exhibitions, like "Tut" and "The Glory of Russian Costume, " to seizing the most phenomenal Velazquez portrait, Hoving shares not only the nimbleness and brashness that made him so effective, but also the zeal and passion that made the Met so exciting. Making the Mummies Dance is told in the head-on, even naughty, way that is trademark Hoving. This is an important, shocking museum story and more - an unforgettable tale of power struggles and one-upmanship, fame, big money, and, of course, great art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671880750
ISBN-10: 0671880756
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 468
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Master Pieces by Thomas Hoving Master Pieces, Paperback (November 2005)

A stunning visual game that helps readers enjoy, appreciate, and identify great works of art.

Andrew Wyeth by Thomas Hoving Andrew Wyeth, Paperback (April 1999)

A dazzling look back at six decades of paintings by America's favourite artist - the crowning book of Wyeth's career.

American Vision by Thomas Hoving American Vision, Hardback (October 1989)

A collection of art by the Wyeth family accompanied by essays written by people closely associated with the Wyeth tradition. They give a balanced picture of this remarkable dynasty of artists, and of their work within the context of 20th century America.

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