Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013

Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013
By:  John C. Eastgerg & Eric Vogel 

Frederick Layton (1827–1919) was among the very first art collectors in America to fund a purpose-built civic art gallery for the public's use and enjoyment. Second only to the 1874 Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the 1888 Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented a new model for the single-patron art museum in America, one significantly different from the established museums of Boston and New York. Frederick Layton and his British architect George Audsley developed a new vision for a more intimate art museum experience. They drew upon their knowledge of English precedents to create a refined, single-story, top-lit, urban gallery that would influence the development of the American art museum well into the twentieth century.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2013)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.6 x 12.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
Total $39.95