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Society of Rooms: The American Renaissance, The Decoration of Houses and the Paintings of Walter Gay

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dc.contributor.advisor Hardwick, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Nye, Bernadette
dc.creator Nye, Bernadette
dc.date 2018-04-26
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-08T18:51:34Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11076
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until April 2023 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis connects Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses (1897) and the American Renaissance with the work produced by Walter Gay for American clients. The depiction of decorative arts in American elite domestic spaces is analyzed to offer insight into the relationship between decorative styles, material culture as self-expression, and artistic vision. In the process of writing this thesis, the author reviewed the history of the American Renaissance design movement, as well as viewed interiors designed by Wharton and Codman, and paintings produced by Walter Gay.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Walter Gay en_US
dc.subject Edith Wharton en_US
dc.subject American Renaissance en_US
dc.subject Ogden Codman, Jr. en_US
dc.subject The Decoration of Houses en_US
dc.title Society of Rooms: The American Renaissance, The Decoration of Houses and the Paintings of Walter Gay en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History of Decorative Arts en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2023-04-26


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