Collecting by Design: Silver and Metalwork of the Twentieth Century from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection

Overview

Margo Grant Walsh is a prominent interior architect with an impeccable eye for collecting silver. The recipient of prestigious awards in her industry, she has devoted her career to designing interiors for major corporations, while amassing a remarkable collection of more than 800 exquisitely designed and beautifully crafted pieces of silver, from jewelry to tea services. This book is the first to document her unparalleled collection.

Comprising works from seventeen countries, ...

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Overview

Margo Grant Walsh is a prominent interior architect with an impeccable eye for collecting silver. The recipient of prestigious awards in her industry, she has devoted her career to designing interiors for major corporations, while amassing a remarkable collection of more than 800 exquisitely designed and beautifully crafted pieces of silver, from jewelry to tea services. This book is the first to document her unparalleled collection.

Comprising works from seventeen countries, the collection features examples by internationally acclaimed artists and workshops, such as C. R. Ashbee, Christopher Dresser, Georg Jensen, the Kalo Shop, Omar Ramsden, William Spratling, and Tiffany & Company. Architect-designed silver is a recurring theme of the collection, which includes a tea service by the Japanese architectural team of Kazuo Sejima and Ryue Nishiwaza.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300138924
  • Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

TIMOTHY A. O'BRIEN is a writer at the San Francisco Airport Museums. MARGO GRANT WALSH, former Vice Chairman of Gensler, resides in New York City and Portland, Oregon. PETER C. MARZIO is director of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Blake Summers Summers, Blake

Preface Peter C. Marzio Marzio, Peter C.

A Collector's Quest Margo Grant Walsh Walsh, Margo Grant

Introduction to the Margo Grant Walsh Collection Cindi Strauss Strauss, Cindi

English Arts and Crafts 1

American Arts and Crafts 29

Legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement 53

Scandinavian Style 67

The Modernist Impulse 93

Mexican and American Indian Silver 111

Contemporary Silver from the United Kingdom 119

Select Bibliography 135

Index 136

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