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Ostergard, Derek E. (ed)

William Beckford 1760-1844 : an eye for the magnificent.

New Haven and London, Yale University Press for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts 2001.

Reference: 13379
Price: £125 [convert currency]

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Large 4to. 448pp, hundreds of photo ills, mostly colour. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper.

A massive and very handsomely printed study of Beckford, now out of print, concentrating on his European travels and his roles as a collector and patron of art and architecture, issued to accompany an exhibition held successively in New York and at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2001-2. It included scholarly essays by Megan Aldrich, Oliver Impey, Malcolm Jack, Timothy Mowl, Michael Snodin, David Watkin and others, and made a very significant contribution to Beckford studies on all fronts. Millington pp 243-5.