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Freer Gallery of Art

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Works: 603 works in 1,277 publications in 4 languages and 26,991 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Guidebooks  Art 
Roles: Editor, 475, Other, Publisher, Organizer of meeting
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Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections by Ann Yonemura( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book also examines the court's role as an art benefactor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when international influences had a dramatic impact on Japanese notions of the visual arts. Replete with color reproductions, Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections offers scholars, collectors, connoisseurs, historians, and all those interested in Japanese art an unprecedented view of Japanese aesthetic sensibility as expressed in the imperial collections
Chinese art of the warring states period : change and continuity, 480-222 B.C. by Thomas Lawton( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled bindings, including new finds from the Monastery of St. Catherine's at Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Niketas Bible of the 10th-century CE, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine illumination. Leading authorities in the field explore the early history of the Bible in the accompanying essays, revealing its transformation into the complex symbol of faith that it is today
The Freer Chinese bronzes by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits by Jan Stuart( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their compelling presence and often exquisite quality, Chinese ancestor portraits have never been studied as a genre. This illustrated book is the first to explore in depth the artistic, historical, and religious significance of these remarkable paintings and to place them in context with other types of commemorative portraiture." "Since the sixteenth century, portraits were commissioned in China in great number and variety. Depictions of individuals range from formal, iconic poses to the very casual and offer fascinating glimpses of Chinese life and culture. The riveting, realistic ancestor portraits - supremely powerful likenesses - were important objects of veneration, and the practice of making memorial portraits continued into the twentieth century, when paintings were gradually replaced by photographs." "Until recently, these often lavish, full-length portraits of seated men and women, which came into vogue in the late-Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), languished in relative obscurity, hidden from the view of non-family members and largely ignored by connoisseurs of Chinese art. Here, the authors explore the works in depth, present a fascinating study of the Qing imperial court, provide biographies of sitters from the military and social elite, and discuss the magnificent furniture and costumes that often surround the subjects. They also consider the impact of photography." "The book focuses on the superb collection of Ming and Qing portraits in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., with works recently restored to their original brilliance by the museum's conservators. This group of paintings was originally assembled in the late 1930s and 1940s by Richard G. Pritzlaff, a New Mexican rancher, who obtained the portraits from a Chinese dealer known for his connections with nobles selling their family heirlooms." "Worshiping the Ancestors appeals to connoisseurs of Chinese art and to all those interested in social history, portraiture, and devotional art."--Jacket
The Peacock Room : a cultural biography by Linda Merrill( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af Smithsonian Institutions Peacock Room, indrettet af J.A.M. Whistler (1834-1903)
Chinese figure painting by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenian manuscripts in the Freer Gallery of Art by Sirarpie Der Nersessian( Book )

11 editions published in 1963 in English and Armenian and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minor prophets in the Freer collection and the Berlin fragment of Genesis by Henry A Sanders( Book )

6 editions published in 1927 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whistler Peacock room by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1994 in English and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and copper plates by and attributed to American and European artists : together with a list of original Whistleriana in the Freer Gallery of Art by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

13 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

11 editions published between 1944 and 1967 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese art : Freer Gallery of Art handbook by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament manuscripts in the Freer collection by Henry A Sanders( Book )

4 editions published between 1917 and 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art by David Park Curry( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated: The Margaret A. Bailey Art Collection
James McNeill Whistler : a biographical outline, illustrated from the collections of the Freer Gallery of Art by Burns A Stubbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freer Gallery of Art by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideals of beauty : Asian and American art in the Freer and Sackler galleries( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For admirers of Asian and American art or visitors to the Smithsonian museums, this beautifully illustrated book offers an enticing taste of the Galleries' rich and diverse holdings - a curator-led tour through more than one hundred masterworks: American, Ancient Near East, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian, including ceramics, biblical manuscripts, photography and other works of art. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, comprise the Smithsonian Institution's national museums of Asian art. The two museums are physically linked and also ideologically linked in their commitment to the study, exhibition and preservation of Asian art. The Freer Gallery also contains an important collection of nineteenth-century American art, featuring James McNeill Whistler's fantastic blue-and-gold Peacock Room, perhaps one of the earliest art installations on record. Sections on the museums' conservation and scientific research activities, archives and libraries highlight the Galleries' scholarly undertakings."--Publisher's description
Medieval Near Eastern ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freer Gallery of Art by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections
Alternative Names

controlled identitySmithsonian Institution

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution

Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

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Galería Freer

Smithsonian institution. Freer gallery of art

Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art (Washington)

Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) Freer Gallery of Art

Vašingtona (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis). Freer Gallery of Art

Washington (D.C.)

Washington (D.C.) Freer Gallery of Art

Washington, Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art

Галерея искусства Фрир

Галерея мистецтв Фріра

גלריית פריר

فریر و آرتور سکلر هنر نگارخنه

فریر گیلری آف آرٹ

نگارخانه هنر فریر

프리어 미술관

フリーア美術館

佛利尔美术馆

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In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraitsThe Peacock Room : a cultural biographyIdeals of beauty : Asian and American art in the Freer and Sackler galleriesIdeals of beauty : Asian and American art in the Freer and Sackler galleriesIn pursuit of heavenly harmony : paintings and calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum WaiJapanese calligraphy : a bibliographic study