Renaissance and Baroque Silver, Mounted Porcelain and Ruby Glass from the Zilkha Collection (BOK)
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Silver, porcelain and ruby glass seem unlikely bedfellows, yet the objects in the Zilkha Collection are all united by the medium of silver or luxury metalwork. The objects were also made, for the most part, over about a century and a half. All of them tell a fascinating story of the particular circumstances that produced them: a maker, a workshop, a patron. They also tell the wider story of the society that made them necessary or desirable; the science that made them possible; and of their survival down the centuries. Therefore their appeal is more than just aesthetic, and their design and decoration often speak of the intellectual or religious climate of their time. This book, which will be of interest to serious students of the decorative arts, has a wider purpose too: it aims to show something of these old objects in the context of an early twenty-first-century Californian home and in the lives and interests of the collectors who have brought them together.
|Utgitt||2012||Forfatter||Timothy B. Schroder|
Orca DORCAUK Orphans
|Antall sider||376||Dimensjoner||24cm x 28cm x 4,1cm|
|Vekt||2563 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Decorative arts, Precious metal, precious stones & jewellery: artworks & design|