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Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

Author: Michael Snodin; Cynthia E Roman; Yale Center for British Art.; Lewis Walpole Library.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2009.
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"This study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection as it was formed and arranged at Strawberry Hill coincides with the restoration of this endangered house. Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill assembles an international team of distinguished scholars to explore the ways in which Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic,  Read more...
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Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill.
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press c2009
(OCoLC)653827231
Named Person: Horace Walpole; Horace Walpole
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Snodin; Cynthia E Roman; Yale Center for British Art.; Lewis Walpole Library.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 9780300125740 0300125747
OCLC Number: 317471709
Notes: In association with the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University Yale Center for British Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill organized by the Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Center for British Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 368 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 31 cm
Contents: Horace Walpole: his life and character / Peter Sabor --
Horace Walpole's grand tour / Eleanor Hughes --
The castle of Otranto / Ruth Mack --
Going to Strawberry Hill / Michael Snodin --
Walpole's china fish tub / Bet McLeod --
Heraldry / Lisa Ford --
Walpole's Gothic: creating a fictive history / Kevin Rogers --
Stained and painted glass / Michael Peover --
Strawberry Hill: friendship and taste / George E. Haggerty --
The strawberry committee / George E. Haggerty --
Singular objects and multiple meanings / Alicia Weisberg-Roberts --
The cabinet of miniatures and enamels / Stephen Lloyd --
Paper castle, paper collection: Walpole's extra-illustrated copy of the description of ... Strawberry Hill / Ruth Mack --
Historicizing Horace / Stephen Bann --
Lancastrians and Tudors at Strawberry Hill / Lisa Ford --
Horace Walpole and his beauties / Julia Marciari Alexander --
The anecdotes of painting and continental European art history / Nigel Llewellyn --
Heads on paper / Timothy Clayton --
The art of Lady Diana Beauclerk: Horace Walpole and female genius / Cynthia Roman --
'An ebony cabinet ornimented with drawings by Lady Diana Beauclerc' / Susan Odell Walker --
Horace Walpole: antiquarian of his time / Irene Aghion --
Horace Walpole and the collecting of miniatures / Katherine Coombs --
The digby miniatures / Stephen Lloyd --
'Playthings still?' Horace Walpole as a collector of ceramics / Timothy Wilson --
The Limoges enamel horn / Tiumothy Wilson --
Horace Wapole and wedgwood / Robin Emmerson --
The Strawberry Hill armoury / Stuart W. Pyhrr --
The 'curious books' in the library at Strawberry Hill / Margaret K. Powell --
The Strawberry Hill press / Stephen Clarke --
Strawberry Hill: the laughing view / Hope Saska --
The Strawberry Hill sale of 1842: 'the most distinguished gem that has ever dorned the annals of auctions' / Stephen Clarke.
Other Titles: Strawberry Hill
Responsibility: edited by Michael Snodin ; with the assistance of Cynthia Roman.

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Explores the ways in which Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 Philip Johnson Catalogue Award sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians.The Johnson award recognizes excellence in published exhibition catalogues. -- Philip Johnson Read more...

 
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