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Author Nielsen, Christina, author.

Title Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide / Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver.

Publication Info. Boston : Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ; New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]


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 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  708.14 NIELSEN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  708.14 NIELSEN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  708.144 NIELSEN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  708.144 NIELSEN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  708.14 NIELSEN    Check Shelf
Description ix, 205 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Note "Succeeds 'The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History,' published 1995 by Yale University Press"
Bibliography Includes index (pages 201-205)
Contents Director's foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Isabella Stewart Gardner -- The collection -- First floor : Courtyard and cloisters -- Spanish cloister and Spanish chapel -- Chinese loggia -- Yellow room -- Fenway gallery -- Blue room -- Vatichino -- Macknight room -- Worthington Street lobby. Second floor : Early Italian room -- Raphael room -- Short gallery -- Little salon -- Tapestry room -- Dutch room -- Theft -- Third floor : Stairhalls -- Veronese room -- Titian room -- Long gallery and chapel -- Gothic room -- Fourth floor -- Isabella Stewart Gardner's legacy -- Index -- Photographic credits.
Summary The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is world renowned for a superb collection of over 10,000 objects that range from ancient Chinese bronzes to Renaissance tapestries, from paintings by Raphael and Rubens to those of Whistler and Matisse. This guidebook charts new pathways through the beloved institution and tells the story its founder, a trail-blazing American who was among the most prominent patrons of her day. Isabella Stewart Gardner built a Venetian-inspired palazzo in Boston to house her exquisite and thought-provoking arrangement of art objects from diverse cultures and periods of history to share with the world. she hosted luminaries in the worlds of music, dance, and literature and supported such famed artists as Henry James and John Singer Sargent. Exploring the museum room by room, the authors of this book look at masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Titian, and others, as well as hidden treasures, including often overlooked decorative arts, collected letters, and photographs. Rather than positioning the museum simply as a historical gem, they present it as a site for forging connections between past and present and reinforcing the founder's legacy of sustaining contemporary art, music, and education with initiatives supported by space in the New Wing designed by Renzo Piano and constructed in 2012. Featuring spectacular photography, the book captures this unique museum, helping us consider anew what the museum meant in Gardner's time and what it means in ours.
Subject Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -- Guidebooks.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (OCoLC)fst00536665
Genre/Form Guidebooks. (OCoLC)fst01423871
Added Author Riley, Casey, contributor.
Silver, Nathaniel, contributor.
ISBN 0300226470
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