A History of European Picture Frames

A History of European Picture Frames

by Paul Mitchell, Lynn Roberts
     
 

This book is the culmination of over twenty years' work by Mitchell and Roberts, widely known frame historians and consultants. They have undertaken photographic surveys of frames in most major museums in Europe and North America, as well as in many historic houses and exhibitions. This analysis of frame styles and their inter-relationships over eight centuries is… See more details below

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This book is the culmination of over twenty years' work by Mitchell and Roberts, widely known frame historians and consultants. They have undertaken photographic surveys of frames in most major museums in Europe and North America, as well as in many historic houses and exhibitions. This analysis of frame styles and their inter-relationships over eight centuries is organised by nationality and period with fifty-six carefully constructed diagrams in the form of framemakers' pattern books, interspersed with thirty-eight plates of framed paintings. Components are drawn directly from photographs of 268 frames original or contemporary to their pictures.

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A scholarly survey documenting frame styles and their original context over the past eight centuries. Material is organized by nationality and period, with 56 diagrams in the form of framemakers' pattern books interspersed with 38 plates of framed paintings. Components are drawn directly from photographs of 268 frames original or contemporary to their pictures. All illustrations are b&w. Distributed by University of Washington Press. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781858940366
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
9.15(w) x 11.15(h) x 0.88(d)

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