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James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713-1788 : the rediscovery of antiquity

Author: Susan Weber Soros; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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"The creation of the 'Greek style' and its pervasive impact in England and on the Continent during the third quarter of the eighteenth century were largely due to James Stuart's landmark multivolume publication, The Antiquities of Athens ... Stuart, subsequently known as 'Athenian' Stuart, went on to a highly influential career that spanned the fields of architecture, interior decoration, furnishing, sculpture, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: James Stuart; James Stuart; James Stuart; James Stuart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Weber Soros; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 0300117132 9780300117134
OCLC Number: 77525591
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition "James Athenian Stuart ..." held at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, Nov. 16, 2006-Feb.11, 2007; Exhibition tour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Mar. 15-June 24, 2007.
Description: 672 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Stuart and Revett: the myth of Greece and its afterlife / David Watkin --
The life of James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713-1788 / Catherine Arbuthnott --
Stuart as antiquary and archaeologist in Italy and Greece / Frank Salmon --
The social world of James "Athenian" Stuart / Kerry Bristol --
The London houses / Richard Hewlings --
"The purest taste"-James "Athenian" Stuart's work in villas and country houses / Julius Bryant --
The garden buildings / Alexander Marr --
James Stuart, the admiralty, and the Royal Hospital for seamen at Greenwich, 1758-88 / Kerry Bristol --
Stuart and the changing relationship between architects and sculptors in eighteenth-century Britain / M.G. Sullivan --
James "Athenian" Stuart and furniture design / Susan Weber Soros --
The metalwork designs of James "Athenian" Stuart / Michael Snodin --
Stuart and the design and making of medals / Christopher Eimer --
Epilogue: the impact of Stuart over two centuries / David Watkin --
Appendix: Stuart and his craftsmen / Geoffrey Beard.
Responsibility: Susan Weber Soros, editor.
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