INTERIORS, FURNITURE, AND PRODUCT DESIGN

PUBLISHER
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 140 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 167   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780910503907 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00

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House Proud

Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection

Text by Gail S. Davidson, Floramae McCarron-Cates, Charlotte Gere.

In the nineteenth century, it became fashionable for aristocratic and upper-class homeowners in Europe to commission watercolor paintings of their domestic interiors and to collect them in albums. House Proud: Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection commemorates the recent gift of 85 nineteenth-century watercolor interior drawings--the largest collection of its kind in America--to Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. Essays analyzing these beautiful, exquisitely detailed watercolors and their significance to the Museum's collection, accompanied by the watercolors and related objects from the permanent collection, document the evolution of the domestic interior in the nineteenth century, revealing the impact of economic, social, and political developments on the concept of the home.
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