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New Book Explores Luxury after the Terror

New Book Explores Luxury after the Terror

BY IRIS MOON

Luxury After the Terror explores the production, circulation, and survival of French luxury after the death of Louis XVI by focusing on decorative arts makers with strong ties to the monarchy and how they navigated the Terror and the world that it remade.

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Book Review: The Story of the Country House

Book Review: The Story of the Country House

BY JESSIE DEAN

From its charming cover alone, this recent publication from Yale University Press caught our eye, but when multiple members recommended it, we knew The Story of the Country House: A History of Places & People by Clive Aslet was worthy of your attention.

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The Astonishing Sculpture of Luisa Roldán

The Astonishing Sculpture of Luisa Roldán

BY KATE BURNETT BUDZYN

On the cover of Catherine Hall-van den Elsen’s new monograph—the first in Getty Publications’ Illuminating Women Artists series—is Our Lady of Solitude, an image of a female figure gasping in tears

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Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios

Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios

BY TARYN CLARY

The Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios (HAHS), authored by program manager Valerie A. Balint (Princeton Architectural Press) was conceived as an easily accessible and visually-forward guide.

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New Books on Dealers and Collectors

New Books on Dealers and Collectors

We review Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880–1940 by Charlotte Vignon and Inside the Head of a Collector: Neuropsychological Forces at Play by Shirley M. Mueller, MD.

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