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Ambition's Apex: The Private Art Gallery of the Aiken-Rhett House

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 324 Seiten
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This book is an analytic in-depth examination of the private art gallery added to the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, South Carol... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This book is an analytic in-depth examination of the private art gallery added to the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, South Carolina in 1858. The goal of the work is to imagine, understand, and contextualize the gallery, delving deeply into the lives, travels, and ambitions of its owners, William and Harriet Lowndes Aiken. Exploring all aspects of the gallery s inspiration and design, as well as the provenance and significance of works of art housed in it, the paper poses two questions: why a gallery; and why this gallery. Answers to these questions are located in socio-historical analysis that focuses on the private gallery as a means of attaining the highest social position. A thorough investigation of the Charleston gallery, comparing it to its inspiration in Europe and to its contemporaneous New York counterparts, yields a clearer understanding of the gallery and a cogent sense of what it represented in its own epoch. Drawing from myriad sources an attempt has been made to create a coherent picture of how the Aikens gallery derived from and reflected the society in which they lived; and how it served their ambition to occupy its highest stratum.

Autorentext

Christine Mathieson holds an M.S.degree in Historic Preservation from Clemson University/College of Charleston, Charleston SC. She received her A.B. from Harvard University, having spent a junior semester abroad at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She currently resides in New York with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Jackson.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ambition's Apex: The Private Art Gallery of the Aiken-Rhett House
Untertitel: Charleston, South Carolina
Autor:
EAN: 9783846512029
ISBN: 978-3-8465-1202-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 324
Gewicht: 499g
Größe: H220mm x B150mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: Aufl.