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Objects of desire : Victorian art at the Art Institute of Chicago

Author: Judith A Barter; Art Institute of Chicago.
Publisher: Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2005.
Series: Museum studies (Chicago, Ill.)
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"This volume focuses on a wide range of Victorian-era objects from Britain and the United States in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The following topics are explored: still-life painting in nineteenth-century America; the burgeoning Victorian print market; a fascinating sketchbook used by the English painter Edward Burne-Jones; a spectacular Gothic-style British wine cabinet; and a rare photographic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith A Barter; Art Institute of Chicago.
ISBN: 0300113412 9780300113419
OCLC Number: 60370817
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments / Gregory Nosan --
List of Contributors --
Introduction / Martha Tedeschi and Gregory Nosan --
"Where the picture cannot go, the engravings penetrate": prints and the Victorian art market / Martha Tedeschi --
Telling stories in the Gothic vein: William Burges and the art of painted furniture / Ghenete Zelleke --
Conserving the art institute's "Sideboard and wine cabinet" / Emily Heye --
True to the senses and false in its essence: still life and Trompe l'Oeil painting in Victorian America / Judith A. Barter --
Unpainted masterpieces: the drawings of Edward Burne-Jones / Debra N. Mancoff --
From the manor house to the asylum: the George Cowper album / Douglas R. Nickel --
Catalogue --
Notes.
Series Title: Museum studies (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: contributions by Judith A. Barter [and others].

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"This volume focuses on a wide range of Victorian-era objects from Britain and the United States in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The following topics are explored: still-life painting in nineteenth-century America; the burgeoning Victorian print market; a fascinating sketchbook used by the English painter Edward Burne-Jones; a spectacular Gothic-style British wine cabinet; and a rare photographic album compiled by an aristocratic English family. Also featured, in a portfolio section, are other highlights from the museum's Victorian collection, including furniture, paintings, photographs, textiles, and works on paper by such noted artists as Julia Margaret Cameron, William Morris, and John Everett Millais."--Amazon.

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