Denman Ross and American Design Theory by Marie Frank

By Marie Frank

during this masterful highbrow and cultural biography of Denman Ross (1853-1935), the yankee layout theorist, educator, paintings collector, and painter who taught at Harvard for over 25 years, Marie Frank has produced an important inventive resurrection. a huge nearby determine in Boston's high quality arts scene (he continues to be one of many greatest unmarried donors to the collections of the MFA to this day), Ross used to be a pal and colleague of Arthur Wesley Dow, Bernard Berenson, Jay Hambidge, and others. He won nationwide and overseas renown together with his layout concept, which ushered in a shift from John Ruskin's romantic naturalism to the formalist aesthetic that characterizes sleek artwork and structure. Ross's idea attracted artists, Arts and Crafts artisans, and designers, and contributed to shaping architectural schooling, scholarship, and museum practices. This biography of a massive highbrow determine is usually a desirable and illuminating consultant to a pivotal element in American cultural historical past and a reminder of the times while Boston was once America's salon.

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