Description:VG, bookplate. The most comprehensive exhibition devoted to...VG, bookplate. The most comprehensive exhibition devoted to this topic since the Newark Museum's exhibition in 1963. Terrific color plates, precise and well-documented research, and a stunning selection of decorative arts. Essays include: Sources of Inspiration: The European Influence; Proper Amusements of the Virtuous: Public and Private Collecting; From The Stores of Antiquity: Furniture and Furnishings; Machines Introduce Muses to The Masses: The Popular Dissemination; American Heroes: Classical Style (Public and Domestic Virtue). Extensive Notes section. Wraps. 308 pp. 103 bw, 139 color plates.
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