James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713 - 1788 The Rediscovery of Antiquity

By: Soros, Susan Weber

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672 pp., illustrated throughout, it looks virtually unused. Published to accompany the exhibitions of the same title. The creation of the "Greek style" and its pervasive impact in England and on the Continent during the third quarter of the eighteenth century was largely due to James Stuart's landmark multi-volume publication Antiquities of Athens, co-authored with Nicholas Revett. Stuart, subsequently known as "Athenian" Stuart, went on to a highly influential career that spanned the fields of architecture, interior decoration, furnishings, sculpture, and metalwork. This lavishly 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. With illustrations and discussion of the stunning neo-classical furnishings he created at Spencer House, the Greek Doric Temple at Hagley, and numerous other remarkable projects, the book brings Stuart's achievements to light more clearly than ever before. 9780300117134

Title: James 'Athenian' Stuart, 1713 - 1788 The Rediscovery of Antiquity

Author Name: Soros, Susan Weber

Categories: Decorative Arts, Interior Design, ARCHITECTURE,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press for The Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts 2006: 2006

ISBN Number: 0300117132

ISBN Number 13: 9780300117134

Book Condition: Near Fine

Size: Large 4to.

Book number: 61340

Keywords: James Athenian Stuart, Architecture, Interior Design, 18th century, Decorative arts,