A taste for splendor : Russian imperial and European treasures from the Hillwood Museum / Anne Odom and Liana Paredes Arend ; foreword by Mikhail Piotrovskii ; with contributions by Frederick J. Fisher, Wendy R. Salmond, and Albert Marshall.
Alexandria, Va. : Art Service International, 1998.
"Organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index.
Foreword / Mikhail Piotrovskii -- Years of Reigns of Russian and French Monarchs -- Marjorie Merriweather Post: Collector with a Passion for Beauty / Frederick J. Fisher -- The Selling of Russian Art and the Origins of the Hillwood Collection / Anne Odom -- The Lure of Luxury: French Fashions and Trends in Eighteenth-Century Decorative Arts / Liana Paredes Arend -- Russian Patronage and European Culture / Anne Odom. The Tradition of Pre-Petrine Russia. The Ascent of French Decorative Arts. Classicism and the Enlightenment. The Unity of the Empire Style. The Last Flowering of Classicism and Court Art. Historicism and International Expositions. The Decline of the Luxury Arts -- Notes on Art Conservation at Hillwood: Conserving the Collector's Intent / Albert Marshall.