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A History Of European Picture Frames

This book is the culmination of over twenty years' work by Mitchell and Roberts, widely known frame historians and consultants. They have undertaken photographic surveys of frames in most major museums in Europe and North America, as well as in many historic houses and exhibitions. This analysis of frame styles and their inter-relationships over eight centuries is organised by nationality and period with fifty-six carefully constructed diagrams in the form of framemakers' pattern books, interspersed with thirty-eight plates of framed paintings. Components are drawn directly from photographs of 268 frames original or contemporary to their pictures.

Hardcover: 136 pages

Publisher: Merrell Publishers (October 1, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1858940362

ISBN-13: 978-1858940366

Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Mitchell has done agreat job by gathering all this data and turning it into a thoroughbred classic on antique picture frames.Academic quality could be compared to Framing in the Golden Age but lacks the in depth detail of that great book.

Was hoping for a less dry text and more photos.

Terrific book in an area of study that has too few. Paul Mitchell and Lynn Roberts are great scholars of European frames, this book is a must for the library of anyone seriously interested in frames.

Fabulous. Beautifully printed and excellent text.

I was looking forwards this book, hoping to see lavish illustrations, and comprehensive review of the histoty of picture frames.Imagine my disappointment to see black and white sketches, and some colorless illustrations! The print is so small that it is a strain to read it. The nomenclature is for professionals, and no explanations for the lay reader, no glossary, and unfortunately it is a technical and boring book.

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