BY J. THOMAS SAVAGE, JR.
With the publication of The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History, Eyre Hall on Virginia’s Eastern Shore steps to the front of the line as one of America’s best-documented historic properties.
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.
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.
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
BY CARRIE GREIF
This summer, read Craft: An American History, In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-Century British World, and Marking Time: Objects, People, and Their Lives, 1500–1800.
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.
Enjoy Collecting the Globe: The Salem East India Marine Society Museum, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting American Arts and Artifacts, and Fine American Antiques in The Stanley Weiss Collection.
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.
This summer the Decorative Arts Trust chose The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America by Jennifer Van Horn for the 2019 summer...
“Provocative,” “edgy,” and “borderline offensive” are not descriptors typically applied to historic house museums. Frank Vagnone, the new President and CEO of Old Salem Museums and...