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Title:
Defining edges : a new look at picture frames
Author:
Bailey, W. H.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810944893
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The choice of a frame affects the way we view a work of art in multiple ways, even when we are not aware of it. In this study, W.H. Bailey, an artist, designer and frame consultant, shows how the frame is a vital part of viewing pictures and integral to their presentation. He shatters preconceived notions of borders and aims to change the way we see and understand art.


Author Notes

W. H. Bailey teaches display design at Parsons School of Design and LIM College in New York City.


Table of Contents

Adam Gopnik
Forewordp. 6
Introduction: The Story of the Picture Framep. 10
1 The Frame as Altarpiecep. 18
2 The Frame as Windowp. 30
3 The Frame as Decorationp. 42
4 The Frame as Contentp. 58
5 Frames Found by Artistsp. 78
6 Frames Designed by Artistsp. 90
7 Frames Made by Artistsp. 112
Glossaryp. 131
Bibliographyp. 133
Photography Creditsp. 133
Acknowledgmentsp. 135
Indexp. 136