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Winterthur

Winterthur The Winterthur collection of early American decorative arts is housed on a acre estate in Wilmington Delaware and includes the gardens themselves as exhibits

  • Title: Winterthur
  • Author: Jay E. Cantor Lizzie Himmel
  • ISBN: 9780810917859
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Winterthur collection of early American decorative arts is housed on a 950 acre estate in Wilmington, Delaware and includes the gardens themselves as exhibits.

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    1. This book is a very good overview of how the du Ponts were established in Pennsylvania, their early involvement of the black powder industry (which lead to the beginnings of their vast fortune), and the forces that lead to the development of the young man, Henry Francis du Pont. As an ardent student he gained the meticulous knowledge, and made many of the critical social connections with others who later became his partners in establishing the vast experimental gardens landscaping in the rolling [...]

    2. I liked this book for understanding the history behind Winterthur and the making of the museum, however it was a little dry for me personally. I want to know more about the family that lived there so I will find a book that is more focused on the humanistic aspects of the house. It was a good book to truly understand the collection of American decor there and the ambition behind it.

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