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UNDER GLASS: A VICTORIAN OBSESSION. John Whitenight. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2013. 288 pp. with 601 ills. (576 col.). 31 x 24 cm. LC 2013-938830 ISBN 9780764344077 In English.
Publisher's description: Come join an in-depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. In over 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.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1800-1900 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 154696
Hardcover $89.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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