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Secret lives of frames

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Product description

Very good condition hardback with tight binding. Dust jacket in very good condition, with minimal shelf wear to top and bottom edges. Internally clean and bright.

A painting wouldn't be the same without its frame. In fact, a frame can be as important as the art it surrounds. Yet the picture frame is the Cinderella of the art world, beautiful, hardworking, and frequently overlooked. The Secret Lives of Frames, inspired by the hundred-year history of Lowy, the premier fine arts services atelier in the country, celebrates the extraordinary art and artistry of the frame. In chapters such as "The Making of a Framer and a Frame," "The Lure of Antique Frames," and "New Designs for the New Millennium," magnificent edges of all kinds come to life in vivid detail. Their history, so colorful and varied, is interwoven with the history of Lowy, an old-world company started by the legendary New York framer Julius Lowy, that marries the finest of traditional craftsmanship with new and inventive framing, restoration, and conservation techniques. Fascinating stories about frames, a lively historical survey of their evolution, and behind-the-scenes views of Lowy will transform readers into knowledgeable insiders who understand how to make their own framing choices. The Secret Lives of Frames includes vintage photographs illustrating Lowy's colorful history, reproductions of unique paintings of the Lowy workshops created by School-of-Paris artist Arbit Blatas, and extensive photographs of frames and framed works of art in splendid real-life settings.

Item details

Author(s):
Davis, Deborah
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25.4 x 2.5 x 29.8 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1933231165
ISBN-13:
9781933231167
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Filipacchi
Title:
The Secret Lives of Frames

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Very good condition hardback with tight binding. Dust jacket in very good condition, with minimal shelf wear to top and bottom edges. Internally clean and bright.

A painting wouldn't be the same without its frame. In fact, a frame can be as important as the art it surrounds. Yet the picture frame is the Cinderella of the art world, beautiful, hardworking, and frequently overlooked. The Secret Lives of Frames, inspired by the hundred-year history of Lowy, the premier fine arts services atelier in the country, celebrates the extraordinary art and artistry of the frame. In chapters such as "The Making of a Framer and a Frame," "The Lure of Antique Frames," and "New Designs for the New Millennium," magnificent edges of all kinds come to life in vivid detail. Their history, so colorful and varied, is interwoven with the history of Lowy, an old-world company started by the legendary New York framer Julius Lowy, that marries the finest of traditional craftsmanship with new and inventive framing, restoration, and conservation techniques. Fascinating stories about frames, a lively historical survey of their evolution, and behind-the-scenes views of Lowy will transform readers into knowledgeable insiders who understand how to make their own framing choices. The Secret Lives of Frames includes vintage photographs illustrating Lowy's colorful history, reproductions of unique paintings of the Lowy workshops created by School-of-Paris artist Arbit Blatas, and extensive photographs of frames and framed works of art in splendid real-life settings.

Author(s):
Davis, Deborah
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25.4 x 2.5 x 29.8 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1933231165
ISBN-13:
9781933231167
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Filipacchi
Title:
The Secret Lives of Frames

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