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Steven Starling
Steven Starling (d. 2008) was frame conservator at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Chicago Conservation Center.
Starling, Steven
Starling, Steven
United States of America
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The Art of the Edge: European Frames 1300–1900
For nearly fifteen days a very richly gilded picture frame has been on view in the chambers at Versailles, destined to receive a portrait of the Queen.
    – Mercure de France, 1775
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