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Exhibition Notes, Number 18, Spring 2002. This exhibition arose from a collaboration between participants in a Brown University art-history seminar of Fall 2001 and curators from three departments at The RISD Museum: Costume and Textiles; Decorative Arts; and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Studying each department's resources in the area of European ornament, the group examined how the work of artisans in materials such as wood, metal, fiber, and ceramics responded to and participated in the inventions of designers who drew patterns for prints. In the exhibition, related ornamented objects are clustered according to the themes of entertaining, study, dress, and food preparation.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
RISD Museum, Exhibition Catalog, Exhibition Notes, European Design, Europe, Decoration and Ornament, Entertainment, Dress, Food Preparation, Study
Art and Design
Singsen, Judith A., "The Object of Ornament: European Design, 1480-1800" (2002). Journals. 26.
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