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  • ISBN: 9780300073195
  • ISBN10: 0300073194

Frames

by Nicholas Penny

  • List Price: $12.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1998
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The National Gallery Pocket Guides series, beautifully illustrated from one of the greatest collections of Old Master paintings in the world, introduces central themes in the history of Western art.

Frames often catch the eye and arouse the curiosity of visitors to galleries and museums, yet labels and catalogues rarely comment on them. In this elegant survey, Nicholas Penny conveys his passionate interest in the history of frames, the design and techniques of frame-making, what frames do for paintings, and the part they play in the decoration and often the architecture of an interior. The emphasis is on the changing function and varied purpose of frames as well as the different styles of ornament, materials, finishes, and techniques used. The Guide is illustrated by frames from the National Gallery's magnificent collection.

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