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THE CRACES: ROYAL DECORATORS, 1768-1899. Ed. by Megan Aldrich. Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton, 1990. Published in association with John Murray Publishers Ltd, London. 232 pp. with 131 ills. (31 col.). 28 x 20 cm. ISBN 0948723130 In English.
Presents the first scholarly study of a family firm of decorators whose conservative, historicist aesthetics dominated British interior design in the Georgian and Victorian periods, their projects including the Royal Pavilion, Windsor Castle and the House of Lords. Illustrated with drawings, sketches and photographs, the catalogue features eight essays discussing the Craces' royal commissions, the Rococo, Neoclassical and Oriental motifs they favored, and all aspects of their work in domestic interior decoration, including their use of painted ornamentation and their selection of furniture, wallpaper, upholstery and carpets.
Artist(s):Crace Family
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 02,04,30
Worldwide Number: 022856
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