Salvaging the Past

Salvaging the Past

Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book - 2013
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"This book explores the life, professional activities, artistic production and collecting practices of Georges Hoentschel through the objects he collected and created. Essays by the editors, joined by Amy F. Ogata, associate professor at Bard Graduate Center and Christine E. Brennan, senior research associate in Medieval Art as the Metropolitan Museum, address his biography, business contacts, and clients, as well as the arrival of the collection in New York, its lavish four-volume illustrated catalogue, and the medieval collections. Also discussed is Hoentschel's involvement with contemporary art, including his intriguing stoneware creations and designs for a pavilion and interiors at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Fully illustrated catalogue entries explore the astonishing range of objects he collected. Throughout the book, new documentary material from archives and newspapers illuminates this little-explored chapter in the history of collecting decorative arts between France and America at the dawn of the twentieth century."--book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Bard Graduate Center :, Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture :, Metropolitan Musuem of Art ;, New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780300190243
Call Number: 745.0944 H6718k
Characteristics: xxi, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm


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