The Annual Report of the Board of Trustees

The Annual Report of the Board of Trustees

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...of them is needed. Of the many thousands of our people who visit Europe annually, by far the greater percentage go for the purpose of visiting and studying the priceless collections in the Louvre, Luxembourg, and Trocadero in Paris, the Uffizi and Pitti in Florence, the Zwinger in Dresden, the Royal in Madrid, as well as others all over the Continent. Aside from their value to each community in cultivating the love of the beautiful which is born in every human soul, their commercial value to each city is tremendous because of the thousands of dollars spent each year by visiting strangers. Throughout Europe both the national and municipal governments have not only built and equipped magnificent buildings to house these treasures of art but also make large annual appropriations for the maintenance and enlargement of these buildings. Within this century Paris has added the two beautiful palaces devoted to Art on the Champs Elysees, Le Grand et Le Petit Palais, although to make a fit setting for them it was necessary to tear down the old Palais de 1'Industrie, which was one of the monuments of the reign of Napoleon III; and Berlin, the most modern and progressive of European capitals has opened to the public of all lands the new Kaiser Friedrich Museum which, under the management of Herr Bode, has rapidly become recognized as the most perfectly arranged of European galleries and is visited daily by many hundred people. Germany is particularly rich in its collections throughout the Empire, notably those in Dresden, Munich, and Leipzig. The Madrid gallery with its superb examples of Velasquez has made that otherwise bleak and unattractive city a Mecca for all lovers of the master art of painting as has the Rijks in Amsterdam, and the galleries in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667748X
  • 9781236677488