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Under glass : a Victorian obsession / John Whitenight

Catalog Data

Author:
Whitenight, John  Search this
Physical description:
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2013
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Timothy Rub -- Introduction -- Wax : "Beauties from the beehive" -- Shell work : "Flowers from the sea" -- Hair work : "Hair today, hair tomorrow" -- Nature contained : "Birds, dogs, frogs, and monkeys too!" -- Feather work : "Birds of a feather" -- Beautiful in death : "Skeleton leaves and phantom bouquets" -- Wool work : "Have you any wool?" -- Glass whimsies : "Confections in glass" -- Fancy that! : "Paper, muslin, silk, bead, and seed work" -- Automata : "Musical mechanical masterpieces" -- Esoterica -- Gone but not forgotten
Summary:
"An in-depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. In 650 beautiful images and fascinating text, many glass domes and the objects displayed under them are revealed and discussed in detail. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair are studied carefully"--Jacket.
Topic:
Parlor domes  Search this
Art objects, Victorian  Search this
Decorative arts, Victorian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046284