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Founder's choice : the Wolfsonian-FIU / Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.

By: Wolfsonian-Florida International University [author.].
Contributor(s): Wolfson, Mitchell [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scala Arts Publishers, Inc., 2019Description: pages cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785512018; 1785512013.Subject(s): Wolfsonian-Florida International University -- Catalogs | Wolfsonian-Florida International University | Decorative arts -- History -- 19th century -- Catalogs | Decorative arts -- History -- 20th century -- Catalogs | Decorative arts -- Private collections -- Florida -- Miami Beach -- Catalogs | Decorative arts | Decorative arts -- Private collections | Florida -- Miami Beach | 1800-1999Genre/Form: Catalogs. | History.DDC classification: 745.09759/381
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As the first 'Founder's Choice' to join Scala's popular 'Director's Choice' series, this stunning book highlights the favourite items of design and culture collected by museum founder Micky Wolfson. Rooted in the greatest century of growth and change humanity has ever known - 1850 to 1950 - The Wolfsonian traces the odyssey from agrarian to urban, colonial empires to Cold War superpowers, the first spike of the Transcontinental Railroad to the advent of television. Offering a unique and personal take on the museum's rich and and varied collection of cultural artifacts, this handy book offers both a guide to Wolfsonian highlights and a glimpse into the art of collecting. AUTHOR: Mitchell 'Micky' Wolfson, Jr. is an avid collector of modern art and design and the founder of The Wolfsonian-FIU. SELLING POINTS: * Offers a personal tour of this fascinating collection given by the museum's founder * Serves as an excellent highlights book for the museum * First 'Founder's Choice' in Scala's popular 'Director's Choice' series 58 colour images