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Winckelmann and the Vatican's First Profane Museum

Winckelmann and the Vatican's First Profane Museum

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Offers the first-ever historical descriptions of the foundation of the "Museo Profano" inside the Vatican in 1761. Using the palace records from the Vatican's Secret Archives, Ruprecht demonstrates that the Vatican museum was the brainchild of J.J. Winckelmann, the so-called father of Art History.

Author: L. Ruprecht
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 11/08/2011
Pages: 284
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780230110694

About the Author
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. is William M. Suttles Chair of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, USA.

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