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Charmed Couple

Author : William Rieder
ISBN : UOM:39015050747628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of two American expatriates in France at the turn of the 20th century. The Gays were at the centre of a social circle that included Edith Wharton, Henry James and many other artists. The book includes excerpts from Matilda Gay's Journal and is illustrated by Walter Gay's paintings.

The Greater Journey

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 9781416571773
Genre : History
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McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

A Touch Of Blossom

Author : Alison Mairi Syme
ISBN : 0271036222
Genre : Art
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"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher.

Moving Rooms

Author : John Harris
ISBN : 0300124201
Genre : Architecture
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Since at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages: panelling, chimney pieces, doorways, or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by more fashionable ones. Not surprisingly a trade developed and architects, builders, masons, and sculptors sought out these salvages. By 1820 there was a growing profession of brokers and dealers in London, and a century later antique shops were commonplace throughout England. This fascinating book documents the break-up, sale, and re-use of salvages in Britain and America, where the fashion for so-called “Period Rooms” became a mainstay of the transatlantic trade. Much appreciated by museum visitors, period rooms have become something of a scholarly embarrassment, as research reveals that many were assembled from a variety of sources. One American embraced the trade as no other--the larger-than-life William Randolph Hearst--who purchased tens of thousands of architectural salvages between 1900 and 1935.

A Home Of The Humanities

Author : James Nelson Carder
ISBN : 0884023656
Genre : Art
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"Proceedings of the symposium 'A home of the humanities, a symposium on the collecting and patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss,' organized by the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., in honor of the completion of the capital building campaign and the reopening of the museum. The symposium was held on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 April 2008"--T.p. vers

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Author : H.W. Wilson Company
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The Magazine Antiques

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111400425
Genre : Antiques
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Walter Gay

Author : Walter Gay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112611236
Genre : Interior architecture in art
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On Foreign Soil

Author : May Brawley Hill
ISBN : UCSC:32106017536902
Genre : Gardening
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A lavishly illustrated tour of the gardens cultivated by famous Americans abroad includes those of such figures as Benjamin Franklin, Edith Wharton, and Gore Vidal, in an exploration of how American gardens on foreign soil reveal the personalities, values, and experiences of their makers. 12,000 first printing.

Author : شهاب الدين أحمد التيفاشي
ISBN : 9781855131705
Genre : Religion
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في هذا الكتاب جمع الكاتب نوادر أخبار وملح أشعار وتضمن نازلة عجيبة وحكاية غريبة وأودع ملحة ظريفة أو نادرة لطيفة تغني عن أحاديث الأسمار ويختار سماعها علي سماع نغمات الأوتار ويعتبر منها علي بشاعة لفظها غاية الإعتبار إذ ليس فيها باب إلا وقد إشتمل علي فوائد شريفة وأخبار منيفة ومعظم ذلك مما وقع في ها الزمان وشاهدناه بالمغرب والمشرق مما يسلي سماعه الأحزان ويضحك الثكلان

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