The Gilded Edge: The Art of the Frame

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Eli Wilner
Chronicle Books, 2000 - Art - 203 pages
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Nothing enhances the appeal of a beautiful painting like the perfect frame. Indeed, framing is an art form in its own right, and "The Gilded Edge" is the first book to offer a comprehensive visual survey of the beautiful antique frames made in America over the last two centuries. Comprising diverse essays by art world luminaries, museum curators, private collectors, and independent scholars, this richly illustrated volume covers topics ranging from frame history and fabrication to the art of perfectly matching frame to artwork. Unlike most art books that depict paintings without their frames, "The Gilded Edge" presents a plethora of photographs that showcase frames in relation to the paintings they border--and as works of art themselves. An accessible reference for collectors and admirers alike, this is an invaluable guide to the art of making beautiful things even more so.
 

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This beautifully produced and richly illustrated volume provides a useful and highly interesting survey of frames in America for more than 200 years. Wilner, whose company specializes in antique ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
38
Section 3
63
Section 4
84
Section 5
90
Section 6
96
Section 7
106
Section 8
108
Section 9
136
Section 10
170
Section 11
180
Section 12
189
Section 13
190
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ELI WILNER is credited with reawakening awareness and appreciation for the antique American frame. His successful Manhattan business, Eli Wilner and Company, was recently commissioned to frame twenty-seven American paintings in the White House collection.

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