Eye of the Beholder: Masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Eye of the Beholder Masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum The official companion book to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum s hundredth anniversary celebration During her lifetime Isabella Stewart Gardner was at the heart of Victorian Boston s liv

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  • Title: Eye of the Beholder: Masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Author: Alan Chong Carl Zahn Richard Lingner
  • ISBN: 9780807066126
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The official companion book to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum s hundredth anniversary celebration During her lifetime 1840 1924 Isabella Stewart Gardner was at the heart of Victorian Boston s liveliest salon Henry and William James, Henry Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John LaFarge, James McNeill Whistler, Bernard Berenson, and John Singer Sargent all gathered at FeThe official companion book to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum s hundredth anniversary celebration During her lifetime 1840 1924 Isabella Stewart Gardner was at the heart of Victorian Boston s liveliest salon Henry and William James, Henry Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John LaFarge, James McNeill Whistler, Bernard Berenson, and John Singer Sargent all gathered at Fenway Court, in the company of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and Rembrandt One hundred years after its completion, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains as intrepid and idiosyncratic as its creator The embodiment of one woman s vision, the Venetian palazzo turned inside out and its wildly eclectic collection of twenty four centuries of paintings, sculpture, furnishings, and books nonetheless speak very personally to all who enter At once grand and intimate, the garden courtyard and the terrazzo galleries invite discovery every visitor and there have been literally hundreds of thousands , it seems, has a secret corner of the Gardner In celebration of its centenary, the Gardner Museum has asked artists and thinkers of our own time to go public with their private visions of the Gardner In this book, filled with 120 color plates, their voices are joined and juxtaposed with those of Mrs Gardner s contemporaries, allowing readers to see the Gardner s most beloved works through the eyes of such nineteenth and twentieth century thinkers as William James and Bill T Jones, T S Eliot and Henry Louis Gates Jr Julia Ward Howe and Sister Wendy Robert Campbell takes as his subject the museum s architecture, while Wayne Koestenbaum offers a homoerotic reading of works in the collection Beautifully designed and extravagantly illustrated, Eye of the Beholder offers a richly textured exploration of one of the world s great art collections.

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    1. This beautiful book is a tribute to what was once one of my favorite museums in Boston, and one that ranked with the Henry Clay Frick mansion in New York City as a unique window on a particular place and time in American cultural history. Isabella Stewart Gardener was one of the most flamboyant figures in Boston society in the late 19th century, giving grand parties, hosting famous musicians and filling her home with art objects collected from around the world. She had toured Europe's private mu [...]

    2. May 19, 2015 I wrote the following preluding impression.Last week I was there, I was there, may 2015. A remarkable collection on view in a refined and impressive setting of this Venetian palazzo, built at the beginning of the 20th century in Boston. After a first visit in 1984, for me it was ‘Gardner revisited’; it was a great joy, be it with sour edges: not being able to see these two large Rembrandts which were stolen in 1990.In this book is on paper is what I witnessed during several hour [...]

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