Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh (Hardback)
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Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/09/2011
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Provides the first history of The Carnegie Museums and Library of Pittsburgh, a cultural conglomeration that has served millions of people since its inception in 1895. This details the political turmoil, budgetary constraints, and cultural tides that have influenced the caretakers and the collections along the way.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822943976
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1044 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm


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"In "Palace of Culture, " Robert Gangewere chronicles the complex story of Andrew Carnegie's Institute and Library. Gangewere succeeds admirably in presenting the history of this extraordinary organization and its individual units, each of which has its own tale. This study provides valuable insights for those interested in museum studies and nonprofit management as well as for those seeking a better understanding of Carnegie's philanthropism and the city of Pittsburgh, which has benefited so greatly from his generosity."
--Edward A. Aiken, Syracuse University


"This comprehensive history of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute and Library fills an important gap in the historiography of American cultural institutions. It makes for a fascinating account that not only is a tribute to Andrew Carnegie's vision but also demonstrates that libraries, museums, and concert halls can have a powerful, even transformative impact on cities."
--Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University


"Gangewere captures--like no one else could--how Carnegie's romantic vision for his 'Palace of Culture' has been reshaped and fulfilled over the past century in Pittsburgh. A must-read for those who strive to understand the legacy of Carnegie and his contemporaries left for this city and for museums and libraries everywhere."
--Robert C. Wilburn, Carnegie Mellon University


"Handsome, meticulously researched and beautifully written . . . Mr. Gangewere's narrative greatly enhances our appreciation of the Carnegie Museums and Library, and conversely, a visit to any of the Carnegie institutions would serve to augment and flesh out any reading of this book."
"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"


In "Palace of Culture, " Robert Gangewere chronicles the complex story of Andrew Carnegie s Institute and Library. Gangewere succeeds admirably in presenting the history of this extraordinary organization and its individual units, each of which has its own tale. This study provides valuable insights for those interested in museum studies and nonprofit management as well as for those seeking a better understanding of Carnegie s philanthropism and the city of Pittsburgh, which has benefited so greatly from his generosity.
Edward A. Aiken, Syracuse University"


This comprehensive history of Pittsburgh s Carnegie Institute and Library fills an important gap in the historiography of American cultural institutions. It makes for a fascinating account that not only is a tribute to Andrew Carnegie s vision but also demonstrates that libraries, museums, and concert halls can have a powerful, even transformative impact on cities.
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University"


Gangewere captures like no one else could how Carnegie s romantic vision for his Palace of Culture has been reshaped and fulfilled over the past century in Pittsburgh. A must-read for those who strive to understand the legacy of Carnegie and his contemporaries left for this city and for museums and libraries everywhere.
Robert C. Wilburn, Carnegie Mellon University"


Handsome, meticulously researched and beautifully written . . . Mr. Gangewere s narrative greatly enhances our appreciation of the Carnegie Museums and Library, and conversely, a visit to any of the Carnegie institutions would serve to augment and flesh out any reading of this book.
" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette""


Gangewere does an excellent job of presenting integral information to the discussion of museum theory and practice through the lens of an immensely popular institute founded by one of Pittsburgh s historical giants.
" Pennsylvania History""

-In Palace of Culture, Robert Gangewere chronicles the complex story of Andrew Carnegie's Institute and Library. Gangewere succeeds admirably in presenting the history of this extraordinary organization and its individual units, each of which has its own tale. This study provides valuable insights for those interested in museum studies and nonprofit management as well as for those seeking a better understanding of Carnegie's philanthropism and the city of Pittsburgh, which has benefited so greatly from his generosity.-
--Edward A. Aiken, Syracuse University


-This comprehensive history of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute and Library fills an important gap in the historiography of American cultural institutions. It makes for a fascinating account that not only is a tribute to Andrew Carnegie's vision but also demonstrates that libraries, museums, and concert halls can have a powerful, even transformative impact on cities.-
--Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University


-Gangewere captures--like no one else could--how Carnegie's romantic vision for his 'Palace of Culture' has been reshaped and fulfilled over the past century in Pittsburgh. A must-read for those who strive to understand the legacy of Carnegie and his contemporaries left for this city and for museums and libraries everywhere.-
--Robert C. Wilburn, Carnegie Mellon University


-Handsome, meticulously researched and beautifully written . . . Mr. Gangewere's narrative greatly enhances our appreciation of the Carnegie Museums and Library, and conversely, a visit to any of the Carnegie institutions would serve to augment and flesh out any reading of this book.-
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"In Palace of Culture, Robert Gangewere chronicles the complex story of Andrew Carnegie's Institute and Library. Gangewere succeeds admirably in presenting the history of this extraordinary organization and its individual units, each of which has its own tale. This study provides valuable insights for those interested in museum studies and nonprofit management as well as for those seeking a better understanding of Carnegie's philanthropism and the city of Pittsburgh, which has benefited so greatly from his generosity."
--Edward A. Aiken, Syracuse University


"This comprehensive history of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute and Library fills an important gap in the historiography of American cultural institutions. It makes for a fascinating account that not only is a tribute to Andrew Carnegie's vision but also demonstrates that libraries, museums, and concert halls can have a powerful, even transformative impact on cities."
--Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Seton Hall University


"Gangewere captures--like no one else could--how Carnegie's romantic vision for his 'Palace of Culture' has been reshaped and fulfilled over the past century in Pittsburgh. A must-read for those who strive to understand the legacy of Carnegie and his contemporaries left for this city and for museums and libraries everywhere."
--Robert C. Wilburn, Carnegie Mellon University


"Handsome, meticulously researched and beautifully written . . . Mr. Gangewere's narrative greatly enhances our appreciation of the Carnegie Museums and Library, and conversely, a visit to any of the Carnegie institutions would serve to augment and flesh out any reading of this book."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"Gangewere does an excellent job of presenting integral information to the discussion of museum theory and practice through the lens of an immensely popular institute founded by one of Pittsburgh's historical giants."
--Pennsylvania History

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