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The Gilded Edge: The Art of the Frame

Wilner, Eli

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ISBN 10: 081182070X / ISBN 13: 9780811820707
Published by U.S.A.: Chronicle Books, 2000
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The dust jacket shows slight signs of wear around the edges but the book is near fine. The overall presentation, inside and out, is beautiful. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18128867038

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Title: The Gilded Edge: The Art of the Frame

Publisher: U.S.A.: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nothing enhances the appeal of a beautiful painting like the perfect frame. Indeed, framing is an art form in its own right, and The Gilded Edge is the first book to offer a comprehensive visual survey of the beautiful antique frames made in America over the last two centuries. Comprising diverse essays by art world luminaries, museum curators, private collectors, and independent scholars, this richly illustrated volume covers topics ranging from frame history and fabrication to the art of perfectly matching frame to artwork. Unlike most art books that depict paintings without their frames, The Gilded Edge presents a plethora of photographs that showcase frames in relation to the paintings they border—and as works of art themselves. An accessible reference for collectors and admirers alike, this is an invaluable guide to the art of making beautiful things even more so.

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Eli Wilner owns Eli Wilner & Company, a Manhattan business that recently took on the framing of 27 American paintings in the White House collection.

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