America's treasures at Bayou Bend: celebrating fifty years

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Scala Publishers in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 157 pages
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in Houston, Texas, houses one of the world's great collections of American furniture, paintings and decorative arts. The collection is displayed in the historic residence of Texas philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975). In 1957, Miss Hogg gave Bayou Bend to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and it was converted into a house museum and opened to the public in 1966. The collection is installed in 28 room settings that reflect historic and stylistic periods from 1620 to 1870. The collection is especially strong in furniture made for urban homes from the early colonial period to the Civil War. It also features a remarkable survey of early-American painting and silver. This book presents the highlights of the wonderful collection of American furniture, paintings and decorative arts at Bayou Bend. It will include an illustrated essay detailing the history of how the collection was formed, followed by a brief showcasing of 100 of the collection's masterpieces, engaging cat

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Michael K. Brown and David Wellman are members of the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Elliott Currie, Troy Duster, and Marjorie M. Shultz are on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley; Currie is also Visiting Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University and Duster is also Professor of Sociology at New York University. Martin Carnoy is Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University. David B. Oppenheimer is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Golden Gate University.

Emily Ballew Neff, curator of American Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is author of numerous publications, including "Frederic Remington," Barry Lopez, a distinguished nature writer and former landscape photographer, is author of the National Book Award-winning "Arctic Dreams" and numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction.

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