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American decorative arts and paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection

Author: David B Warren; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: [Houston, Tex.] : Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in association with Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1920, Ima Hogg began an extensive collection of art and antiques that would chronicle America's tastes, styles, and customs from colonial times to the Victorian era. The daughter of a Texas governor, Miss Hogg continued to acquire works for her magnificent Houston home, Bayou Bend, until her death in 1975 at the age of ninety-three. Today Bayou Bend is owned and operated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Ima Hogg; Ima Hogg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B Warren; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0691059624 9780691059624 089090085X 9780890900857
OCLC Number: 38924477
Description: xxii, 468 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / Peter C. Marzio --
Introduction: Bayou Bend, the Collector, and the Collection / David B. Warren --
Furniture --
Mannerist and Early Baroque --
Late Baroque --
Rococo --
Neoclassical --
Grecian --
Rococo Revival --
Windsor --
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture --
Prints and Other Works on Paper --
Textiles --
Metals --
Ceramics --
Glass.
Responsibility: David B. Warren [and others].
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"In 1920, Ima Hogg began an extensive collection of art and antiques that would chronicle America's tastes, styles, and customs from colonial times to the Victorian era. The daughter of a Texas governor, Miss Hogg continued to acquire works for her magnificent Houston home, Bayou Bend, until her death in 1975 at the age of ninety-three. Today Bayou Bend is owned and operated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is regarded as one of the country's foremost collections of Americana. This handsome and richly illustrated book documents this extraordinary collection in its entirety for the first time." "Paintings by such prominent artists as John Smibert, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, and Gilbert Stuart are included, many of which are reproduced here in color for the first time. Exceptional examples of metalwork, including notable pieces by Paul Revere and the celebrated firm of Tiffany & Co., are joined by an extraordinary selection of prints, drawings, textiles, glass, and ceramics." "This volume will be of great interest to the general public and collectors as well as to students and scholars."--Jacket.

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