New Haven and London: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / Yale University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Darkest brown cloth, 320 pp., BW and color illus. G+ (No dj; ex-art library with spine label, bookplate, and usual marks; otherwise crisp and clean.). Item #158153
"Documents the break-up, sale, and re-use of salvages in Britain and America, where the fashion for so-called 'Period Rooms' became a mainstay of the transatlantic trade. Much appreciated by museum visitors, period rooms have become something of a scholarly embarrassment, as research reveals that many were assembled from a variety of sources. One American embraced the trade as no other -- the larger-than-life William Randolph Hearst -- who purchased tens of thousands of architectural salvages between 1900 and 1935." (dj text) Shows the moving of complete rooms, with full interior decoration, from one site to another. Much to see and consider here.
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