New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. First edition. Original Wraps. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #19441
Issued by the museum on its 125th anniversary, the curator of American Decorative Arts details the architectural history of many structures that make up the Metropolitan, tracing the roles played by museum trustees and directors, by architects, and by public officials. The development of the Metropolitan is a story of constant growth and change, a story accurately mirrored in its building. This text helps us gain new awareness of its complicated and fascinating history.