This Other Eden: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780930606862: This Other Eden: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

In 1966, American collector and philanthropist Paul Mellon presented to Yale University a glorious collection of British paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and rare books. Subsequently he provided funds for the celebrated Louis Kahn building to house the collection, bestowed additional works of art, and established an endowment for continuing acquisitions. This lavishly illustrated book presents eighty masterpieces from the Yale Center for British Art a collection of British art that is unrivalled outside the United Kingdom for either size or comprehensiveness.

In his introduction, Patrick McCaughey describes Mellon’s lifelong passion for British culture and the imprint of his taste on the nature of the collection: the love of sport and the outdoor life that led him to Stubbs, for example, and the dislike of pomp that led him to the informal delights of the British "conversation piece." The book reflects the latest scholarship on individual paintings by such leading British artists as Hogarth, Gainsborough, Stubbs, Turner, Constable, and Bonington, and by foreign painters from Canaletto to Whistler who made rich contributions to the development of British art. The volume spans five centuries and groups the paintings by themes ranging from "Court and Country" in the seventeenth century through "The Romantic Vision" in the nineteenth, to "Modern High and Low" in the twentieth.

This book is an expanded version of the catalogue accompanying an exhibition that will tour several museums in Australia in 1998.

Copublished with the Yale Center for British Art

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Patrick McCaughey is director of the Yale Center for British Art. Malcolm Warner and Julia Marciari Alexander are curators in the department of paintings and sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 40.00
US$ 2.39

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 11.30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Warner, Malcolm, Alexander, Julia Marciari
Published by Yale Center for British Art (1998)
ISBN 10: 0930606868 ISBN 13: 9780930606862
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Center for British Art, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000478608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Julia Marciari Alexander, Malcolm Warner, Yale Center for British Art (Corporate Author), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Corporate Author), Queensland Art Gallery (Corporate Author), Art Gallery of South Australia (Corporate Author)
Published by Yale Center for British Art (1998)
ISBN 10: 0930606868 ISBN 13: 9780930606862
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Center for British Art, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0930606868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Julia Marciari Alexander; Malcolm Warner
Published by Yale Center for British Art (1998)
ISBN 10: 0930606868 ISBN 13: 9780930606862
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Center for British Art, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0930606868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds