Building the Frick Collection: An Introduction to the House And Its Collections

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Scala Publishers, Limited, 2006 - Art - 128 pages
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A history of the building at 1 East 70th Street, New York, that served as the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family, and later became the museum known as the Frick Collection. Treats the design, erection and decoration of the Frick home (1912-1915), its conversion to museum (1932-1935) and its expansion to current form (1973-1977). The book, containing 117 illustrations, also discusses successive adjacent buildings housing the Frick Art Reference Library.

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User Review  - Dyer Weed - Goodreads

Loved the Frick. One of the most relaxing of the tourist sites that you can visit in an afternoon and not be exhausted. This guide lives up to its title, it's all about building the collections of world-class paintings and a handsome mansion to display them. Read full review

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
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East 70th Street
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The House and Its Interiors
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Copyright

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Colin B. Bailey is chief curator at The Frick Collection, New York. Christopher Riopelle is curator of post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London. John House is Walter H. Annenberg Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Simon Kelly is Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City. Robert McDonald Parker is an independent scholar of 19th- and 20th-century European art. John Zarobell is Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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