America’s Medicis. The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy
From literary polymath Suzanne Loebl (the author of ten books, most recently the acclaimed Americas Art Museums) comes the captivating, first-of-its kind exploration into the philanthropic and cultural legacy of one of Americas wealthiest and most influential families: The Rockefellers. Fueled by John D. Rockefellers vast petroleum fortune, the entire familys terrific passion for the arts transformed the artistic infrastructure of twentieth century America. Funding museums like the MoMA, the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the Oriental Art at the University of Chicago, and commissioning major architectural projects like Rockefeller Center, Riverside Church, and Lincoln Center, the Rockefellers achievements forever changed the cultural landscape of the Western world. Loebls penetrating biography is the first book to deeply explore the familys critical role as collectors and patrons of the arts.
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