Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum : a guide
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Silver, Nathaniel, contributor.
Riley, Casey, contributor.
Published
Boston : New Haven ; London : Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ;, [2017].
ISBN
9780300226478, 0300226470
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Book
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ix, 205 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English

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"Succeeds 'The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Companion Guide and History,' published 1995 by Yale University Press"
Bibliography
Includes index (pages 201-205)
Description
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nielsen, C., Silver, N., & Riley, C. (2017). Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: a guide . Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nielsen, Christina, Nathaniel, Silver and Casey, Riley. 2017. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide. Boston : New Haven ; London: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nielsen, Christina, Nathaniel, Silver and Casey, Riley. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide Boston : New Haven ; London: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nielsen, Christina,, Nathaniel Silver, and Casey Riley. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ;, 2017.

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