The Winterthur Library Revealed: Five Centuries of Design and Inspiration.

Winterthur Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2003,

First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. xii, 112 pp. Winterthur Library and Oak Knoll Press, Item #27354

Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the Grolier Club in New York and at Winterthur, this beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue includes essays and entries largely from the private library of Henry Francis du Pont, encompassing more than 87,000 volumes and 500,000 manuscripts and images. With essays and entries about the founding of the library and all aspects of its collections, the book deals with subjects ranging from printed patterns of the 16th century to colonial-revival design drawings of the 20th. These five centuries of books, drawings and ephemera represent the work of artisans, manufacturers, advertisers and a wealth of other hands through which the material surroundings of our everyday lives have passed. Each highlights the ways in which library resources contribute greatly to the stories of decorative arts objects. The Winterthur Library Revealed truly uncovers the wealth of the museum's rare books on American furniture and home decorations. Illustrated with over 100 color and black-and-white photographs with essays by museum staff. Co-published with the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

Price: $12.50

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