As one of the oldest art institutions in the United States, the Cincinnati Art Museum has an unparalleled collection of over 60,000 works spanning six thousand years. This beautifully illustrated new volume highlights over 300 works of art from this unique collection, featuring pieces from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Asia and the Middle-East, Africa, North and South America and Europe, with examples of painting and sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photographs, costumes and textiles. An historical emphasis on collecting pieces representing the local Aesthetic movement has led to a remarkable holding of 19th and early 20th-century decorative art.Featured works include a bedroom suite from the Mitchell and Rammerlsberg Furniture Company (1847-81), an 1850s carved oak mantel by Henry and William Fry, made for Joseph Longworth, one of the founders of the Museum, a vase from the Cincinnati Rookwood Pottery Company, (1880-1967) founded by Longworth"s daughter, and a striking pair of Art Deco skyscraper bookcases by Paul Frankl. Divided into 15 sections with an introductory essay, each of the highlighted works is accompanied by a short essay.
Features highlights from one of the major mid-western museums, including works by Botticelli, Titian, Rubens, Picasso, Renoir, Derain, Modigliani and Chagall.
Features details from the mural by Miro for the Cincinnati Terrace Plaza Hotel, an example of the New International style.
Includes items from the internationally renowned collection of costumes and textiles, including haute couture outfits by Dior, Balenciaga and Lanvin, and by prominent local dressmakers.
340 colour & 20 b/w illustrations