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In Pursuit of Beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement (1986)

By Doreen Bolger Burke, Jonathan Freedman, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, David A. Hanks, Marilynn Johnson, James D. Kornwolf, Catherine Lynn, Roger B. Stein, Jennifer Toher, Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, with the assistance of Carrie Rebora

Catalogue to accompany the 1986 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
"This exhibition catalog's noble proportions celebrate its subject; the book combines scholarly analysis with ample visual satisfaction. The 11 essays by notable American scholars cover much ground: decorative arts (ornamentation, interior design, furniture, stained glass, ceramics, metalwork); painting; sculpture; and architecture. Opening and concluding essays offer challenging assessments of the Aesthetic movement's impact on American culture and literature. The dictionary to the exhibited artists and the selected bibliography are well prepared. Presenting a massive amount of information on a vital period in this country, the book is an important acquisition not just for art collections but for libraries serving programs or interests in American studies." Paula A. Baxter, Museum of Modern Art Lib., New York (c) 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

512 pp., 419 illus. (92 in color), approx. 10 x 12 inches
ISBN: 0847807681 (hardcover); ISBN-13: 9780847807680

Excellent condition. The dust jacket has slight scuffing. No tears, no folds, spine tight; appears to be unread.

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