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  • ISBN: 9780300076110
  • ISBN10: 0300076118

The Peacock Room A Cultural Biography

by Linda Merrill

  • List Price: $110.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1998
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The magnificent Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler in 1876-77 for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland, quickly became one of the most controversial, celebrated, and scandalous rooms in the world. Now on permanent display at the Freer Gallery of Art, the recently restored Peacock Room is widely held to be the most important nineteenth-century interior in an American museum. In this gorgeously illustrated book, Linda Merrill tells the full story of the London dining room that was created to provide a setting for Leyland's extensive collection of Chinese porcelain, the legendary quarrel between Whistler and his patron, and the subsequent critical and popular reception of the room through its museum installation in 1923. In this comprehensive examination of the Peacock Room's history, Merrill offers fascinating insights into nineteenth-century British culture -- taste, patronage, attitudes toward Asian art, origins of art nouveau, and relation to American culture.
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0300076118 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear, and a missing dust jacket-still NICE.
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0300076118 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear-NICE.
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Dark blue cloth over boards; peacock blue pictorial dj.; Color illus.
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Dark blue cloth over boards; peacock blue pictorial dj.; Color illus.
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Profusely illustrated, much in color. 406pp. Square 4to, blue cloth. Washington / New Haven: Yale UP & Freer Gallery of Art, (1998). Very good (+).
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Size: 10.25"x12.5", 406pp., profusely illustrated with many in colour.
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