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King of the confessors

Thomas Hoving

King of the confessors

by Thomas Hoving

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Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hoving, Thomas, -- 1931-,
  • Cloisters (Museum),
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
  • Bury Saint Edmunds Cross.,
  • Ivories, Romanesque -- England.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Hoving.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK5943 .H68 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination365 p. :
    Number of Pages365
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22584799M
    ISBN 100241106745
    OCLC/WorldCa8167605

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      Recently, Hoving, whose new edition of King of the Confessors will be released as an e-book this month and in print format later this fall, talked with of the mysteries and dark truth Author: Melik Kaylan. King of the Confessors: A New Appraisal is Thomas Hoving's gripping account of the extraordinary events surrounding the Metropolitan Museum of Art's purchase, in , of the magnificent medieval carved walrus ivory cross which the Museum calls 'The Cloisters Cross', but Hoving calls 'The Bury St Edmunds Cross'. This new edition contains revelations that render /5(3).

    More editions of King of the Confessors: King of the Confessors: ISBN () Hardcover, Simon and Schuster, ; King of the Confessors: ISBN () Softcover, Ballantine Books,   As in King of the Confessors (LJ 10/1/81), Hoving's style is often self-congratulatory, though he admits what he views as his flaws. With the flair of a spy novelist, Hoving--now a consultant--weaves the tale of his contributions to making the Met ``a household word.'' Recommended for public and academic librariesBrand: Touchstone.


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