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The Resource Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide, Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide, Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver

Label
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide
Title
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Title remainder
a guide
Statement of responsibility
Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Nielsen, Christina
Dewey number
708.144/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N521.I7
LC item number
N545 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Riley, Casey
  • Silver, Nathaniel
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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Label
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide, Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Succeeds 'The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History,' published 1995 by Yale University Press"
Bibliography note
Includes index (pages 201-205)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1007807635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780300226478
Lccn
2017939207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007807635
Label
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide, Christina Nielsen with Casey Riley and Nathaniel Silver
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Succeeds 'The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History,' published 1995 by Yale University Press"
Bibliography note
Includes index (pages 201-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1007807635
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780300226478
Lccn
2017939207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007807635

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