New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Rizzoli, 1986. Hardcover. Crimson cloth, cream & color illus. dust jacket with mylar cover, 511 pp. 94 color, 426 bw illus. VG/VG Slight stain at bottom right corner of text block. Small tear in mylar on back cover, with slight scratch to actual dj. Otherwise, an excellent copy. Item #165218
A monumental exhibition catalogue. Essays written by: Roger B. Stein (Artifact as Ideology: The Aesthetic Movement in Its American Cultural Context); Catherine Lynn (Decorating Surfaces: Aesthetic Delight, Theoretical Dilemma) and (Surface Ornament: Wallpapers, Carpets, Textiles and Embroidery); Marilynn Johnson (The Artful Interior) and (Art Furniture: Wedding The Beautiful To The Useful); Alice C. Frelinghuysen (A New Renaissance: Stained Glass In The Aesthetic Movement) and (Aesthetic Forms in Ceramics and Glass); David A. Hanks (Metalwork: An Eclectic Aesthetic); Doreen Bolger Burke (Painters and Sculptors in A Decorative Age); James D. Kornwolf (American Architecture and The Aesthetic Movement) and Jonathan Freedman (An Aestheticism of Our Own: American Writers and The Aestetic Movement). Following this essay, there is a tremendous Dictionary of Architects, Artisans, Artists and Manufacturers associated with the Aesthetic Movement, compiled under the leadership of Catherine Hoover Voorsanger. A stunning catalogue which becomes only more useful each time it is consulted. Highly sought-after, especially in hardcover.
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