House Proud: 19th Century Watercolour Interiors
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House Proud

19th Century Watercolour Interiors

By Gail Davidson (Text by), Floramae McCarron-Cates (Text by), Charlotte Gere (Text by)

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Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Other Information: 125 illustyrations
Published In: United States, 15 September 2008
In the nineteenth century, it became fashionable for aristocratic and upper-class homeowners in Europe to commission watercolor paintings of their domestic interiors and to collect them in albums. House Proud: Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection commemorates the recent gift of 85 nineteenth-century watercolor interior drawings--the largest collection of its kind in America--to Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. Essays analyzing these beautiful, exquisitely detailed watercolors and their significance to the Museum's collection, accompanied by the watercolors and related objects from the permanent collection, document the evolution of the domestic interior in the nineteenth century, revealing the impact of economic, social, and political developments on the concept of the home.
EAN: 9780910503907
ISBN: 0910503907
Publisher: Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.62 x 2.29 centimeters (1.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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