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Title :

Treasures of state : fine and decorative arts in the diplomatic reception rooms of the U.S. Department of State

Authors :
CONGER, Clement E. ; GARRETT, Wendell D. ; WILLIAMS, Robert C. ; LIDE, James H. ; FAIRBANKS, Jonathan L. ; DENKER, Ellen Paul ; MILLER, J. Jefferson ; GARVAN, Beatrice B. ; CRAVEN, Wayne ; ITSELL, Mary K. ; BROWN, Will ;
Editor :
ROLLINS, Alexandra W. ;
Publication year :
1991
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Catalogue of 316 selected objects from the collection formed by curator Clement E. Conger since 1961. The examples of American fine and decorative art, 1740-1825, are installed in a suite of 42 refurbished rooms on the 7th and 8th floors of the Department of State building, Washington, DC. Catalogue entries are accompanied by 7 essays: 'A national collection: treasures of state,' by Wendell D. Garrett; 'The story of the collection: gifts to the nation,' by Clement E. Conger; 'Diplomatic reception in America: private interiors in public service,' by Robert C. Williams and James H. Lide; 'Subtle transformations: the furniture of colonial and federal America,' by Jonathan L. Fairbanks; 'Testimonials of patriotism: porcelains and pottery for Americans,' by Ellen Paul Denker and J. Jefferson Miller II; 'A shining heritage: metalwork and its early American patronage and production,' by Beatrice B. Garvan; and 'Telling stories: paintings, sculptures, and maps of America and Americans,' by Wayne Craven. ;
Pagination/Size :
496 ; 496 p.; many col. ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Arts décoratifs ; Collections ; Conger, Clement Ellis, n.1912 ; Etats-Unis ; Etats-Unis, Department of State ; Washington, DC (USA), Department of State, Diplomatic Reception Rooms ; 1700-1900 ; 1740-1825 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Collections ; Conger, Clement Ellis, b.1912 ; Decorative arts ; United States ; United States, Department of State ; Washington, DC (USA), Department of State, Diplomatic Reception Rooms ; 1700-1900 ; 1740-1825 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24968550 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0810939118 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
H.N. Abrams, New York
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;