Moving rooms /John Harris.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-313527

Description

xv, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm, "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Interior decoration.
Period rooms Conservation and restoration.
Decorative arts Collectors and collecting.
Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.
Salvage (Waste, etc.)

Originator

Harris, John, 1931-

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.

Publication

New Haven [Conn.] ; London :

Description

xv, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-310) and index.
Gift of Carl R. Nold, 2015.

ISBN

0300124201
9780300124200

Call Number

Stacks NK1860.H37 2007