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The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870, exhibition files, 1972-1976.

Author: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Exhibition files, 1924-1998.
Database:WorldCat
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This subseries documents "The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870" (April 1-June 6, 1976), the first museum exhibition to place individual focus on this major nineteenth-century revival style. Over six years in preparation, the exhibition provided a retrospective view of Gothic Revival furniture, glasswork, ceramic, textiles and wallpaper, paintings, and house designs. The exhibition files include the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Named Person: Jane Badger Davies; Katherine S Howe; David B Warren
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar.
OCLC Number: 122617057
In: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar
Notes: All photographic materials have been removed from the papers and are stored in the Archives Photograph Collection.
Some items (certain photographs and correspondence of Jane B. Davies) were severely water-damaged and were discarded during processing.
Description: 3.0 linear ft. 1.0 linear ft. of photographic materials.

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This subseries documents "The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870" (April 1-June 6, 1976), the first museum exhibition to place individual focus on this major nineteenth-century revival style. Over six years in preparation, the exhibition provided a retrospective view of Gothic Revival furniture, glasswork, ceramic, textiles and wallpaper, paintings, and house designs. The exhibition files include the extensive correspondence of curators Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren with dealers and collectors, lenders, and with other scholars and curators, such as Jane B. Davies, who contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue. In addition, there are drafts, layout pages, and galley proofs for the catalogue; curatorial research and lecture notes; bibliography material; lists of known Gothic revival works in the United States; installation plotplans; insurance and shipping documents; and object files containing extensive information about the pieces exhibited.

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