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The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography
     

The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography

by Linda Merrill, Freer Gallery of Art, Freer Gallery Of Art (Other)
 
This gorgeously illustrated book tells the history of the Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland and currently on display at the Freer Gallery of Art. The history offers fascinating insights into nineteenth-century British culture-taste, patronage, attitudes toward Asian art, origins of art nouveau, and

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This gorgeously illustrated book tells the history of the Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland and currently on display at the Freer Gallery of Art. The history offers fascinating insights into nineteenth-century British culture-taste, patronage, attitudes toward Asian art, origins of art nouveau, and relation to American culture. Copublished with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. .

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The Atlantic Monthly
The book is illustrated generously...

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ISBN-13:
9780300076110
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

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