The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain by Jacob Simon. Published by the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, in 1997 in conjunction with an exhibition on the same subject. Hardcover with dust jacket in As New condition. Six chapters include Attitudes to Picture Framing in Britain and Abroad, The Techniques and Practice of the Framemaker, The Development of the Picture Frame, The Artist and the Picture Frame, Patrons and Their Advisors, Framemakers and the Business of Framemaking. These chapters are followed by a survey of Picture Frames in the National Portrait Gallery. More than 130 frames (and their accompanying art) discussed. Includes overviews of frames with close up details as well. Excellent glossary of terms and line drawings of frame cross sections included. This is a wonderful overview of an element of art and its display that is often overlooked. Great resource with more than 150+ black and white and color photographs.
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