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French art of the eighteenth century at the Huntington

Author: Shelley M Bennett; Carolyn Sargentson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is notable as a study of the art from one culture as represented in a variety of media. Arranged in sections by media, it presents essays delineating the social, cultural, and artistic settings of the period and introducing the detailed studies of individual art works. These interconnected studies provided the basis for an examination of a broad range of issues concerning production and consumption and the
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Named Person: Henri Edwards Huntington; Arabella Duval Huntington
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley M Bennett; Carolyn Sargentson
ISBN: 9780300135947 0300135947
OCLC Number: 163625231
Description: xi. 555 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Murdoch --
Henry and Arabella Huntington: The Staging of Eighteenth-Century French Art by Twentieth-Century Americans / Shelley M. Bennett --
I. Furniture --
Working at Home in Eighteenth-Century France: Writing Desks in the Interiors of the Hotel Choiseul / Carolyn Sargentson --
Catalogue Entries / Florian Knothe --
II. Gilt Bronzes and Clocks --
A Quest for Refinement: The Taste for Gilt Bronzes in the Huntington Collection / Martin Chapman --
Catalogue Entries / Martin Chapman --
III. Porcelain --
Reflections on Sevres at The Huntington: Sources for the Painted Decoration / Jeffrey Weaver --
Catalogue Entries / Jeffrey Weaver --
IV. Textiles.
Other Titles: French 18th-century art at the Huntington
Responsibility: Shelley Bennett and Carolyn Sargentson.
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The French art collection at the Huntington Library is remarkable for its depth and breadth. This illustrated book focuses on the nearly 300 objects in the collection, including its examples of  Read more...

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