Electra Collecting How Electra Havemeyer Webb's Passion Became the Shelburne Museum

Electra Collecting How Electra Havemeyer Webb's Passion Became the Shelburne Museum
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
47% Off
You Save

  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
88% Off
You Save

  • Condition: Good
  • Provider: Better World Books Contact
  • Provider Rating:
  • Ships From: Mishawaka, IN
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited
  • Comments: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
  • ISBN-13: 9781567923087
  • ISBN: 1567923089
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Godine Publisher, David R.


Biebuyck, Valerie


"Nestled in Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley is a cultural institution unlike any other: among the first and Hnest museum collections devoted to American folk art. Shelburne Museum, founded in 1947, was the creation of the pioneering collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), who, at a time when most art collectors were snapping up modern masters in Paris, was scouring the attics and warehouses of New York and New England for weathervanes and whirligigs, Amish quilts and Shaker fumiture, carousel animals and cigar-store Indians. A woman of nerve, verve, taste, and wealth, she amassed a premier collection of tin toys and trade signs, cedar brooms and duck decoys - in fact, anything that was handmade and delighted the eye. "In creating Shelburne," she said, "I wanted to do something that had never been tried before." Electra wanted to honor American folk art, "that collective self-expression of the hearts and hands of the people.""--BOOK JACKET.Biebuyck, Valerie is the author of 'Electra Collecting How Electra Havemeyer Webb's Passion Became the Shelburne Museum', published 2007 under ISBN 9781567923087 and ISBN 1567923089.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.