The Frick Collection
Decorative Arts Handbook
- The only handbook available on the decorative arts collection of The Frick Collection in New York, which receives nearly 300,000 visitors a year.
- Makes a great companion volume to the popular book The Frick Collection: Handbook of Paintings.
The unique and internationally celebrated atmosphere of The Frick Collection has as much to do with the decorative arts as with its iconic collection of old master paintings. As the sumptuous house Henry Clay Frick constructed at 70th Street took shape between 1912 and 1914, he recognised the need for furnishings of a calibre that matched his painting collection. Together with later acquisitions and gifts, Frick’s purchases of enamels, clocks and watches, furniture, gilt bronzes, porcelain, ceramics, silver and textiles are the equals of the works on canvas and far exceed them in number.
This exquisitely illustrated book – the first devoted to the decorative arts in the Frick’s collection – provides a valuable introduction to this area.
Charlotte Vignon is the Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Collection.