J. Paul Getty had a fondness for the exquisitely made furnishings and ornamental gadgets of eighteenth-century France, which he begun gathering within the Thirties. Gillian Wilson, curator of ornamental arts on the grounds that 1971, has broadened and bolstered the gathering, including Boulle furnishings, fastened oriental porcelain, tapestries, clocks, ceramics, and extra. within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties the Museum persisted to amplify its ornamental arts holdings, making a eu sculpture division in 1984 and including glass, maiolica, goldsmiths' paintings, pietre dure, and furnishings from Italy and northerly Europe.
This ebook is a revised and elevated variation of Decorative Arts: An Illustrated precis Catalogue of the gathering of the J. Paul Getty Museum (1993). as well as greater than 40 contemporary acquisitions--among those 4 wall sconces from Versailles that after belonged to Marie Antoinette and an difficult upholstered mattress from the gathering of Karl Lagerfeld--it contains the result of years of analysis. Designed for students, scholars, and devotees of the ornamental arts, this quantity offers a accomplished examine the Getty's effective assortment.
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