The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

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William Hunter's World
Edited by E. Geoffrey Hancock, Hunterian Museum, UK, Nick Pearce, University of Glasgow, UK, and Mungo Campbell, Hunterian Museum, UK

William Hunter's World

The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Collecting

Despite William Hunter's stature as one of the most important collectors and men of science of the eighteenth century, and the fact that his collection is the foundation of Scotland's oldest public museum, The Hunterian, until now there has been no comprehensive examination in a single volume of all his collections in their diversity. This ...

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Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War
Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War
Rebecca Houze, Northern Illinois University, USA

Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War

Principles of Dress

Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-siècle culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion. The author resurrects lesser known critics, practitioners, and curators, while also discussing the textile interests of better ...

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British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response
British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response
Edited by Inge Reist, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, USA

British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response

Reflections Across the Pond

This collection of fourteen essays by distinguished art and cultural historians examine points of similarity and difference in British and American art collecting. Half the essays examine the trends that dominated the British art collecting scene of the nineteenth century. Others focus on American collectors, using biographical sketches and ...

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Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century
Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century
Edited by Janice Helland, Queen's University, Canada, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta, Canada and Alena Buis, Queen's University, Canada

Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century

With object study at the core, this book brings together a collection of essays that address the past and present of craft production, its use and meaning within a range of community settings from the Huron Wendat of colonial Quebec to the Girls’ Friendly Society of twentieth-century England.The making of handcrafted objects has and continues to flourish despite the powerful juggernaut of global industrialization. By attending to the political histories ...

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Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California
Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California
John Ott, James Madison University, USA

Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California

Cultural Philanthropy, Industrial Capital, and Social Authority

Through the example of Central Pacific Railroad executives, attention is here redirected from the usual art historical protagonists - artistic producers - and narratives of American art are rewritten from the unfamiliar vantage of patrons and collectors. This book addresses not only readers in the art history and visual and material cultures ...

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The Museum of French Monuments 1795–1816
The Museum of French Monuments 1795–1816
Alexandra Stara, Kingston University, UK

The Museum of French Monuments 1795–1816

‘Killing art to make history’

The first volume in two centuries on Alexandre Lenoir's Museum of French Monuments in Paris, this study presents a comprehensive picture of a seminal project of French Revolutionary cultural policy, one crucial to the development of the modern museum institution. The book offers a new critical perspective of the Museum's importance and continuing ...

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Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Ting Chang, University of Nottingham, UK

Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris

At the core of this study are three major collectors: Enrico (Henri) Cernuschi, Emile Guimet, and Edmond de Goncourt, whose practices are analyzed to illuminate a larger history of transnational relations between modern Europe and Asia. The book takes an original approach that includes such overlooked issues as the impact of monetary histories and theories on European collections of Asian objects; the somatics of travel; collecting, writing, and display ...

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Hooked Rugs
Hooked Rugs
Cynthia Fowler, Emmanuel College, USA

Hooked Rugs

Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design

Through a close look at the history of the modernist hooked rug, this book raises important questions about the broader history of American modernism in the first half of the twentieth century. Although hooked rugs are not generally associated with the avant-garde, this study demonstrates that they were a significant part of the artistic production ...

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