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Title James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713-1788 : the rediscovery of antiquity / Susan Weber Soros, editor
Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2006]


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Description 672 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Stuart and Revett : the myth of Greece and its afterlife / David Watkin -- Ch. 2. The life of James "Athenain"Stuart, 1713-1788 / Catherine Arbuthnott -- Ch. 3. Stuart as antiquary and archaeologist in Italy and Greece / Frank Salmon -- Ch. 4. The social world of James "Athenian" Stuart / Kerry Bristol -- Ch. 5. The London houses / Richard Hewlings -- Ch. 6. "The purest taste" - James "Athenian" Stuart's work in villas and country houses / Julius Bryant -- Ch. 7. The garden buildings / Alexander Marr -- Ch. 8. James Stuart, the admirality, and the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, 1758-88 / Kerry Bristol -- Ch. 9. Stuart and the changing relationship between architects and sculptors in eighteenth-century Britain / M. G. Sullivan -- Ch. 10. James "Athenian" Stuart and furniture design / Susan Weber Soros -- Ch. 11. The metalwork designs of James "Athenian" Stuart / Michael Snodin -- Ch. 12. Stuart and the design and making of medals / Christopher Eimer -- Ch. 13. Epilogue : the impace of Stuart over two centuries / David Watkin
Summary "This illustrated book is the first to examine Stuart's multi-dimensional career and the full scope of his contributions as designer, artist, and tastemaker. An international team of scholars consider each area of Stuart's work, his early training, interest in archaeology, unique network of patrons, poor record for completing projects, and legacy."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Published in conjunction with the exhibition "James Athenian Stuart ..." held at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, Nov. 16, 2006-Feb.11, 2007; Exhibition tour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Mar. 15-June 24, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-658) and index
Subject Stuart, James, 1713-1788 -- Exhibtions
Architecture, Domestic -- England -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Architect-designed decorative arts -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- England -- Exhibitions.
Neoclassicism (Art) -- England -- Exhibitions.
Interior decoration -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Weber, Susan, 1954-
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
Victoria and Albert Museum.
LC no. 2006934327
ISBN 0300117132 alkaline paper