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Author: Nicholas Penny
Publisher: London : National Gallery Publications ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, 1997.
Series: Pocket guides (National Gallery (Great Britain))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. In this elegant survey, Nicholas Penny conveys his passionate interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques of frame-making, what frames do for paintings, and the part they play in the decoration and often the architecture of an interior.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Penny
ISBN: 1857091655 9781857091656 0300073194 9780300073195
OCLC Number: 38273833
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Pocket guides (National Gallery (Great Britain))
Responsibility: Nicholas Penny.

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Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. In this elegant survey, Nicholas Penny conveys his passionate interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques of frame-making, what frames do for paintings, and the part they play in the decoration and often the architecture of an interior.

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