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The Gilded Edge

The Art of the Frame

By Eli Wilner

10 x 12 in; 204 pp;
Hardcover
August 2011
ISBN 9781452102863
ISBN10 1452102864

SKU# 9781452102863

$60.00
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Originally published in 2000, The Gilded Edge was the first book to offer an in-depth look at America’s legacy of exquisite antique picture frames. Studied and appreciated in Europe for many years, frame connoisseurship was neglected in America until Eli Wilner created this lushly illustrated celebration of the craft.
The Gilded Edge


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The Gilded Edge

Originally published in 2000, The Gilded Edge was the first book to offer an in-depth look at America’s legacy of exquisite antique picture frames. Studied and appreciated in Europe for many years, frame connoisseurship was neglected in America until Eli Wilner created this lushly illustrated celebration of the craft. Reissued with a beautiful new jacket and an updated introduction by the author, this invaluable guide showcases frames as works of art through an array of insightful essays by art-world luminaries and a plethora of sumptuous photographs.

 

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10 x 12 in; 204 pp;
Hardcover
August 2011
ISBN 9781452102863
ISBN10 1452102864
Eli Wilner is credited with reawakening awareness and appreciation for the antique American frame. His business framed twenty-eight paintings in the White House collection. It created a hand-carved, gilded replica of the lost original frame for Washington Crossing the Delaware, which will be featured at the opening of the renovated American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 01/1/2012 2012.