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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Period rooms in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : H.N. Abrams, ©1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Amelia Peck; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
|ISBN:||0870998056 9780870998058 0810937441 9780810937444|
|Description:||312 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm|
|Responsibility:||Amelia Peck [and others] ; photography by Karin L. Willis.|
Recreations intended to show related works of decorative art in an authentic setting - offer a beautifully photographed grand tour through the history of interiors. From a twelfth-century cloister from the Pyrenees to eighteenth-century French and English parlors and boudoirs to Colonial and early nineteenth-century American dining rooms and libraries, the Metropolitan's collection of period rooms offers a wealth of fine furniture and decorative elements. An introduction.
By Museum director Philippe de Montebello explains the concept of period rooms at the Museum and how they have been developed, installed, and furnished over the past hundred years. Then, each room is depicted both in color photographs taken especially for this book and in lively narrative descriptions that include fascinating information about the original room from which the Museum's example is derived, the individuals who commissioned and carried out the decoration,
And the era that the room represents. Supplementing the stunning photographs of the rooms are historical photographs and engravings and close-up shots of selected ornaments and pieces of furniture, enabling the reader to see details that are often inaccessible to Museum visitors.
- Interior decoration -- Themes, motives.
- Furniture -- Styles.
- Interior architecture -- Themes, motives.
- Period rooms -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
- Décoration intérieure -- Thèmes, motifs.
- Meubles -- Styles.
- Architecture intérieure -- Thèmes, motifs.
- Salles d'époque -- New York (État) -- New York.
- Period rooms.
- New York (State) -- New York.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art.