Titolo: Upholstered Furniture in the Lady Lever Art ...
Casa editrice: Yale University Press
Condizione libro: Good
0300111312 This book is shelved in the Decorative Arts - Interior Design section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Clean unmarked unread 2 volume hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjackets. Both books have a broken spine and torn hinge in the back. Codice inventario libreria Z0300111312Z3
Riassunto: Sir William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925), was among the foremost collectors of his age with as great a passion for the decorative arts as for painting and sculpture. This magnificent book explores one aspect of the outstanding collection of furniture that he bequeathed to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Merseyside: pieces designed for human support - primarily seat furniture, but also beds, footstools and a coach model. Most of this remarkable collection in British, but the largest and one of the most important sets was made in Rome for Napoleon's uncle, Cardinal Fesch. For each piece the patrons, designers and makers, as well as wider aspects of design, manufacture and upholstery, and usage are all investigated in a meticulous examination of the evidence. Broader developments in the making and usage of seat furniture and beds in Britain in the eighteenth century are explored in the extended introduction, which focuses on the evolution of new techniques in upholstery, the ascendancy of the carver, the organisation of labour, and the emergence of new types. The use of a variety of decorative treatments, of different textiles, and of a range of protective covers is also reviewed, with reference to numerous inventories, bills and illustrations. Appendices include a record of all the upholstered furniture acquired by Lord Leverhulme that is not in the Lady Lever collection, and a ground-breaking essay by John Griffiths tracing developments in British screw-manufacture.
Sinossi: This magnificent two-volume set explores one aspect of the outstanding collection of furniture that the great collector Sir William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), bequeathed to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Merseyside: the pieces designed for support—primarily seat furniture, but also beds, footstools, and a coach model.While most of the collection is British, the largest and one of the most important sets was crafted in Rome for Napoleon?s uncle, Cardinal Fesch. The catalogue provides detailed information on patrons, designers, and makers, and on aspects of design, manufacture, upholstery, and usage for each piece in the collection.
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