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Art, Education, and African-American Culture Albert Barnes and the Science of Philanthropy

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ISBN-10: 1412805635

ISBN-13: 9781412805636

Edition: 2006

Authors: Mary Ann Meyers

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A physician who applied his knowledge of chemistry to the manufacture of a widely used antiseptic, Albert Barnes is best remembered as one of the great American art collectors. The Barnes Foundation, Which houses his treasures, is a fabled repository of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and early modem paintings. Less well known is the fact that Barnes attributed his passion for collecting art to his youthful experience of African-American culture, especially music. "Art, Education, and African-American Culture is both a biography of an iconoclastic and innovative figure and a study of the often-conflicted efforts of an emergent liberalism to seek out and showcase African American…    
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 482
Size: 1.00" wide x 1.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Mary Ann Meyers is secretary and director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and senior fellow at the John Templeton Foundation. Her books include Art, Education and African-American Culture: Albert Barnes and the Science of Philanthropy and A New World Jerusalem: The Swedenborgian Experience in Community Construction .

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
The Early Years
Experiments in Education and Living
The Collector and His Tutors
Mr. Dewey
"The Temple" in Merion
The Art in Painting
The Art of Polemics
A New Valuation of Black Art
Muse, Models, Museum
The Dance
Varieties of Aesthetic Experience
Students and Teachers
Penn Again
The Last Alliance