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Abt, Jeffrey

Overview
Works: 24 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 2,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliographies  Poetry  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: D15.B67, 932.007202
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Most widely held works about Jeffrey Abt
 
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Abt
American Egyptologist : the life of James Henry Breasted and the creation of his Oriental Institute by Jeffrey Abt( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Time magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones-he was an accomplished scholar, academic entrepreneur, and talented author who brought ancient history to life not just for students but for such notables as Teddy Roosevelt and Sigmund Freud.In American Egyptologist, Jeffrey Abt weaves together the di
Valuing Detroit's Art Museum : a history of fiscal abandonment and rescue by Jeffrey Abt( )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the perilous situation that faced the Detroit Institute of Arts during the city's bankruptcy, when creditors considered it a "nonessential asset" that might be sold to settle Detroit's debts. It presents the history of the museum in the context of the social, economic, and political development of Detroit, giving a history of the city as well as of the institution, and providing a model of contextual institutional history. Abt describes how the Detroit Institute of Arts became the fifth largest art museum in America, from its founding as a private non-profit corporation in 1885 to its transformation into a municipal department in 1919, through the subsequent decades of extraordinary collections and facilities growth coupled with the repeated setbacks of government funding cuts during economic downturns. Detroit's 2013 bankruptcy underscored nearly 130 years of fiscal missteps and false assumptions that rendered the museum particularly vulnerable to the monetary power of a global art investment community eager to capitalize on the city's failures and its creditors' demands
A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000 by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of America's largest and oldest municipal art museums. However, even as the museum grew into a distinguished collection, there were threats of closure. The DIA has walked a financial tightrope since it opened just over a century ago, and was nearly closed by government funding cuts in the 1970s and 1990s. Now Jeffrey Abt tells how the DIA has had to struggle to maintain its fine art collection with barely enough income to remain open. A Museum on the Verge goes behind the scenes at the DIA to disclose the political, economic, and social forces that shaped the museum from its founding to the present day. Drawing on new archival research, Abt reveals that the growing discrepancy between the museum's size and its operating budget was the result of a century of ad hoc solutions to institutional problems that left the DIA vulnerable to annual income losses- especially reductions of government funding. He also explains its complex relations with private and government entities and delineates the integral role of the museum's support group, the Founders Society. Abt's account is supplemented by a wealth of material, including legal documents and numerical data taken at five-year intervals from the 1880s through 2000 that is presented in both tables and graphs. The data, which comprehensively survey vital statistics such as attendance, collections growth, and finances, provide a rich resource for comparative research on other museums. As a case study of a prominent public institution, A Museum on the Verge offers an invaluable research model for scholars and museum professionals alike
Up from the streets : Detroit art from the Duffy warehouse collection( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The printer's craft : an exhibition selected from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Collection by University of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book made art : a selection of contemporary artists' books : Exhibited in the Joseph Regenstein Library, the University of Chicago : February through April 1986 by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water, Sheba's story by Alice Ryerson Hayes( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Detroit Institute of Arts : a report on governance, economics, and planning : 1885 to 1998 by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Byzantine scholar's letter on the preparation of manuscript vellum by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking, marking, thinking, and thinking about thinking about marks and their marks by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The printer's craft : an exhibition selected from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Collection ; may through september, 1982 by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Breasted-Rockefeller Egyptian museum project : philanthropy, cultural imperialism and national resitance by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valuing Detroitâ#x80 ; #x99 ; s Art Museum : a History of Fiscal Abandonment and Rescue by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book explores the perilous situation that faced the Detroit Institute of Arts during the city's bankruptcy, when creditors considered it a "nonessential asset" that might be sold to settle Detroit's debts. It presents the history of the museum in the context of the social, economic, and political development of Detroit, giving a history of the city as well as of the institution, and providing a model of contextual institutional history. Abt describes how the Detroit Institute of Arts became the fifth largest art museum in America, from its founding as a private non-profit corporation in 1885 to its transformation into a municipal department in 1919, through the subsequent decades of extraordinary collections and facilities growth coupled with the repeated setbacks of government funding cuts during economic downturns. Detroit's 2013 bankruptcy underscored nearly 130 years of fiscal missteps and false assumptions that rendered the museum particularly vulnerable to the monetary power of a global art investment community eager to capitalize on the city's failures and its creditors' demands
The deterioration mechanism in byzantine manuscript illuminations of Greek origin by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A gyakorlattól a diszkurzusig - Kortárs művészetelméleti szöveggyűjtemény by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

PRINTER'S CRAFT by Jeffrey Abt( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

PLAC II : (print language as content)( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personifying the museum : incorporation and biography in American museum history by Jeffrey Abt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Water : Sheba's story : poem by Alice Ryerson Hayes( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American Egyptologist : the life of James Henry Breasted and the creation of his Oriental Institute
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A museum on the verge : a socioeconomic history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000Up from the streets : Detroit art from the Duffy warehouse collectionThe printer's craft : an exhibition selected from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company CollectionThe book made art : a selection of contemporary artists' books : Exhibited in the Joseph Regenstein Library, the University of Chicago : February through April 1986Water, Sheba's storyThe printer's craft : an exhibition selected from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Collection ; may through september, 1982PRINTER'S CRAFTWater : Sheba's story : poem
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