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Richard R. Brettell
Richard R. Brettell is Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and Edith O’Donnell Distinguished University Chair at University of Texas, Dallas.
Brettell, Richard R.
Brettell, Richard R.
United States of America
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The Art of the Edge: European Frames 1300–1900
The independent picture frame has a neatly definable history. It began in Italy during the early years of the Renaissance, largely as the result of the privatization and secularization of the painting, and it ended during the last decades of the 19th century, as painters began either to ignore the frame or to subsume it into the arena of the picture itself...
The Art of the Edge: European Frames 1300–1900
Art museums have long been ambivalent about picture frames. Following attempts at systematic, standardized reframing in the 18th and early 19th centuries, art museums in the 20th century in both Europe and America more or less accepted paintings in the frames that came with them. This habit of indifferent acceptance has resulted in a veritable chaos of frames...
The Art of the Edge: European Frames 1300–1900
This essential guide features individual entries of exceptional frames from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. An essay by Steven Starling charts the development and stylistic history of frames, referencing examples included in the catalogue. Additionally, Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset's foundational essay illuminates the large, broader conceptual issues associated with the subject. The book includes a glossary of terms and an extensive, interdisciplinary bibliography.
Print publication date January 1986 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780865590625
EISBN 9780300234008
Illustrations 112 illus.
Print Status out of print