The Resource Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection, with essays by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy, and Clifford S. Ackley

Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection, with essays by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy, and Clifford S. Ackley

Label
Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection
Title
Splendor and elegance
Title remainder
European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection
Statement of responsibility
with essays by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy, and Clifford S. Ackley
Title variation
Splendor & elegance
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The collection of the prominent American economist Dr. Horace Woody" Brock spans from the decorative arts (most notably French and English objects from the eighteenth century) to Old Master drawings and paintings. Brock's interests encompass the philosophy of science, moral philosophy and aesthetics - concerns that directly inform his personal collecting strategy. Virtually every object in this volume has been selected according to Brock's highly original theory of beauty in design, which is brilliantly elucidated here. Splendor and Elegance celebrates Brock's particular vision of European art, showcasing some 150 objects in a variety of media. Highlights include a spectacular Flemish turtleshell cabinet-on-stand; one of the earliest long-case clocks by Andre-Charles Boulle; major examples of Chelsea, Meissen and Sevres porcelain; a powerful anatomical study by Peter Paul Rubens; and a fine group of eighteenth-century Venetian drawings, including Tiepolo's dramatic "Resurrection of Christ." An essay by antiques specialist Martin P. Levy identifies themes running through the decorative-arts collection, while MFA Boston curator Clifford S. Ackley highlights the collection's most remarkable drawings and paintings.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
BMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brock, Horace W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK925
LC item number
.S65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Levy, Martin
  • Ackley, Clifford S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brock, Horace W.
  • Brock, Horace Wood
  • Brock, Horace W. / Art collections / Exhibitions
  • Brock, Horace Wood
  • Decorative arts
  • Decorative arts
  • Prints, European
  • Prints
  • Sammlung
  • Kunsthandwerk
  • Zeichnung
  • Decorative arts / Europe / Exhibitions
  • Decorative arts / Private collections / New York (State) / New York / Exhibitions
  • Prints / Private collections / New York (State) / New York / Exhibitions
  • Prints, European / Exhibitions
  • Kunsthandwerk
  • Sammlung
  • Zeichnung
  • Kunstvoorwerpen
  • Tekeningen
  • Particuliere verzamelingen
  • Europa
  • Europa
Label
Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection, with essays by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy, and Clifford S. Ackley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Jan. 22-May 17, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth about beauty -- "Of beauty": aspects of the Horace Wood Brock collection of decorative arts -- The intuitive eye: drawings and paintings from the collection of Horace Wood Brock
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780878467389
Lccn
2008931561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297567397
  • (OCoLC)ocn297567397
Label
Splendor and elegance : European decorative arts and drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection, with essays by Horace Wood Brock, Martin P. Levy, and Clifford S. Ackley
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Jan. 22-May 17, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth about beauty -- "Of beauty": aspects of the Horace Wood Brock collection of decorative arts -- The intuitive eye: drawings and paintings from the collection of Horace Wood Brock
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780878467389
Lccn
2008931561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297567397
  • (OCoLC)ocn297567397

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