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Moving rooms /John Harris.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Harris, John, 1931-
Publication
New Haven [Conn.] ; London :
Contents
Salvaging the interior : 1500-1820 -- Salvage and a more amateur antiquarianism -- Continental imports and the Wardour Street trade -- England and the French connection -- Interiors and a new professionalism : 1850-1950 -- The growth of a transatlantic trade in rooms and salvages -- The period room in European museums -- North American museums and the English room -- Into American houses go English rooms -- William Randolph Hearst, the great accumulator -- Check-list of British rooms and salvages exported to the USA.
Date
Ã2007.
Description
"This 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"--Jacket.
xv, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Notes
Gift of Carl R. Nold, 2015.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-310) and index.
ISBN
0300124201
9780300124200
GUSN
313527
Call Number
Stacks NK1860.H37 2007
Descriptive terms
Decorative arts Collectors and collecting.
Interior decoration.
Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.
Period rooms Conservation and restoration.
Salvage (Waste, etc.)

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