The Resource Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house, Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen

Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house, Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen

Label
Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house
Title
Classical splendor
Title remainder
painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This handsome book explores in depth a group of stunning painted and gilded furniture designed by the architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820), best known for originating the plans for the United States Capitol. The furniture was made in Philadelphia for one of the city's finest houses, the home of William and Mary Wilcocks Waln, which Latrobe also designed. Drawing on a multiyear conservation and research project, Classical Splendor reveals new insights into the patrons, makers, and history behind these extraordinary pieces. In addition to extensively documenting each item, the book attests to Latrobe's significant contributions to American furniture design, his pieces for the Waln house introduced, and served as exemplars of, a classical style rooted in ancient Greek and Roman design"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kirtley, Alexandra Alevizatos
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK2439.L28
LC item number
A4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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  • Olley, Peggy A.
  • Cohen, Jeffrey A.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architect-designed furniture
  • Painted furniture
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
  • Waln, William
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
  • Waln, William
  • Architect-designed furniture
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Homes
  • Painted furniture
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house, Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held September 3, 2016-January 1, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Place, Time, and Architecture: Materialized Memory and the Moment of Latrobe's Waln House / Jeffrey A. Cohen -- Social Theater: Latrobe and the Walns Set the Stage -- Executing the Design: Cabinetmaker John Aitken, Decorator George Bridport, and Upholsterer John Rea -- The Vanguard of Classical Splendor: Impact and Epilogue -- Catalogue of Furniture for the House of William and Mary Wilcocks Waln: In the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Notes -- Checklist of the Exhibition -- Chronology -- Appendixes: The Insurance Surveys of 1824 and 1845; Inventory of the Personal Estate of George Bridport -- Selected Bibliography -- Index of Architects, Designers, Makers, and Artists
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780876332702
Lccn
2016935161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945354285
  • (OCoLC)ocn945354285
Label
Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house, Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held September 3, 2016-January 1, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Place, Time, and Architecture: Materialized Memory and the Moment of Latrobe's Waln House / Jeffrey A. Cohen -- Social Theater: Latrobe and the Walns Set the Stage -- Executing the Design: Cabinetmaker John Aitken, Decorator George Bridport, and Upholsterer John Rea -- The Vanguard of Classical Splendor: Impact and Epilogue -- Catalogue of Furniture for the House of William and Mary Wilcocks Waln: In the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art -- Notes -- Checklist of the Exhibition -- Chronology -- Appendixes: The Insurance Surveys of 1824 and 1845; Inventory of the Personal Estate of George Bridport -- Selected Bibliography -- Index of Architects, Designers, Makers, and Artists
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780876332702
Lccn
2016935161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945354285
  • (OCoLC)ocn945354285

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