Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house

"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 house...

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Main Authors: Kirtley, Alexandra Alevizatos, (Author), Olley, Peggy A., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : Philadelphia Museum of Art : in association with Yale University Press, 2016.
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245 1 0 |a Classical splendor :  |b painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house  |c Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Peggy A. Olley ; with an essay by Jeffrey A. Cohen 
260 |a Philadelphia :  |b Philadelphia Museum of Art :  |b in association with Yale University Press,  |c 2016. 
300 |a 160 pages :  |b color illustrations ;  |c 26 x 28 cm 
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541 0 |c Transfer from author/publisher;  |a HSP cited source;  |d 9/29/2016. 
500 |a Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 3, 2016-January 2, 2017. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (page 159) and index. 
520 |a "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. 
505 0 |a 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. 
590 |a HSP credit line -- Benjamin West, Portrait of William Hamilton of The Woodlands and His Niece Mrs. James Lyle, 1812; Oil on Canvas. 
600 1 0 |a Latrobe, Benjamin Henry,  |d 1764-1820. 
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650 0 |a Furniture  |z United States  |x History  |y 19th century  |v Exhibitions. 
700 1 |a Olley, Peggy A.,  |e author. 
700 1 |a Cohen, Jeffrey A.,  |e writer of supplementary textual content. 
710 2 |a Philadelphia Museum of Art,  |e host institution 
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