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Author Brown, Sandy, 1952- author.

Title The well-dressed window : curtains at Winterthur / Sandy Brown, introduction by Linda Eaton ; foreward by Thomas Jayne ; photography by Jim Schneck.

Publication Info. New York : Monacelli Press, [2017]
©2017
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  747.5 BRO    AVAILABLE
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Description 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly in color) ; 28 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary Today Henry Francis du Pont, the force behind the transformation of Winterthur from a family house to the premier museum of American decorative arts, is recognized, along with Henry Davis Sleeper and Elsie de Wolfe, as one of the early leaders of interior design in this country.0Working with architects, curators, and antiques dealers, du Pont created some 175 room settings within the house. He assembled his rooms using architectural elements from historic houses along the East Coast and filled them with an extraordinary collection of American furniture and decorative arts. Du Pont?s unique talent was his ability to arrange historically related objects in a beautiful way, in settings that enhanced their shape and form through the choice of color, textiles, and style.0Du Pont paid particular attention to the design of the curtains, and 'The Well-Dressed Window' surveys his achievement, explaining how the fabrics were selected as well as their relationship to the architecture and other decorative elements in the rooms. Forty rooms are presented, each specially photographed to show the overall space in addition to details of fabric and trim.
Subject Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969 -- Homes and haunts -- Delaware -- Winterthur.
Draperies in interior decoration -- Delaware -- Winterthur.
Draperies -- United States -- History.
Interior decoration -- Delaware -- Winterthur.
Added Author Eaton, Linda, author of introduction.
Jayne, Thomas, author of foreword.
Schneck, Jim, photographer.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
ISBN 9781580934589
1580934587
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