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...
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“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...
Dr. Anishanslin’s new book explores the story behind one of the treasures at Winterthur Museum, Robert Feke’s portrait of Anne Shipping Willing. Organized into five parts, her book focuses on four historical figures central to the creation of the painting…
Although it is, in part, a conservation manual, Early Seating Upholstery: Reading the Evidence by Leroy Graves is a stellar addition to any decorative arts library.
There are books with beautiful photographs, those that present complex information, and ones that possess lively and engaging writing. Linda Eaton’s Printed Textiles offers all three. Part history and part catalogue, the text is a gracefully expanded update of Florence Montgomery’s groundbreaking 1970 publication.
Trust members based in Houston may well be already familiar with the highly praised show from whence this publication takes its name, wherein West’s The Death of General Wolfe and Copley’s Watson and the Shark were exhibited together for the first time.
As the centerpiece of a nationwide travelling exhibit scheduled from 2015 through 2018, Morse’s narrative painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33) has come to be regarded as part of the canon of early-19th-century American art. This catalogue presents essays discussing both the painting’s content