Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession

Publisher: HarperCollins UK
SKU: DADAX0764344072
ISBN : 9780764344077
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Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession

Come join 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. Additional chapters include examples of skeleton leaves and phantom bouquets; wool work; glass whimsies; seed, paper, muslin, and silk work; automata–mechanical, musical masterworks– and much more. Social commentary of the times enriches the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes.

Specifications of Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession

AuthorJohn Whitenight
Number Of Pages288
Publication Date2013-10-28
Height12.1 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width1.5 inch.
Weight5.38 pounds.

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