An Exhibition from the Burghley House Collection and Based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule
Publisher: Japan Society Gallery
The remarkable pieces at Burghley House, which date back to 1680, are among the earliest documented collections of Oriental art in Europe. Their presence in the inventory of this great Elizabethan home gives us an opportunity to investigate the events surrounding their acquisition and a better understanding of a period in history when connoisseurship and curiosity about the world transcended even formidable international boundaries.--Foreword.
Art and Architecture of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California
Author: David Gilson De Long
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, California, is one of America's great estates. This richly illustrated book chronicles its extensive history, and individual essays by distinguished specialists document each major collection and the home's significance as an example of California midcentury modernist architecture.
The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960
Author: Stacey Pierson
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book presents the first comprehensive study of the collecting, consumption and display of Chinese porcelain in Britain from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as the impact of this activity on British culture. Beginning with the early porcelains acquired as objects of exotica and vessels for the consumption of tea and coffee, followed by porcelains for display in the country house interior, the first part of this book reveals the role of porcelain in Britain's developing economic relations with China and the impact of this material on both daily life and interior design. The subsequent diplomatic and political conflicts of the 18th and 19th centuries provide a framework for an examination of British consumption of Chinese porcelain as both spoils of war and iconic representations of China, material which helped to shape and influence British perceptions of China. The final section demonstrates how these perceptions of China and its porcelain began to change significantly in the 20th century with porcelains acquired as works of art and displayed publicly in museums. Collectors in Britain began to specialise in this area and actively invented a 'field' of Chinese ceramics that was promulgated by learned societies and culminated in the founding of a museum of Chinese ceramics in London by one of the foremost British collectors, Sir Percival David, who donated his world class collection to the University of London in 1950.
With a List of Established Forms of Family Names and a List of Genealogies Converted to Microform Since 1983
Author: Library of Congress
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service
The bibliographic holdings of family histories at the Library of Congress. Entries are arranged alphabetically of the works of those involved in Genealogy and also items available through the Library of Congress.