Collecting by Design: Silver and Metalwork of the Twentieth Century from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection (Paperback)

Collecting by Design: Silver and Metalwork of the Twentieth Century from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection By Timothy A. O'Brien, Margo Grant Walsh, Peter C. Marzio (Foreword by), Cindi Strauss (Introduction by) Cover Image

Collecting by Design: Silver and Metalwork of the Twentieth Century from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection (Paperback)

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Margo Grant Walsh is a prominent interior architect with an impeccable eye for collecting silver. The recipient of prestigious awards in her industry, she has devoted her career to designing interiors for major corporations, while amassing a remarkable collection of more than 800 exquisitely designed and beautifully crafted pieces of silver, from jewelry to tea services. This book is the first to document her unparalleled collection.

 

Comprising works from seventeen countries, the collection features examples by internationally acclaimed artists and workshops, such as C. R. Ashbee, Christopher Dresser, Georg Jensen, the Kalo Shop, Omar Ramsden, William Spratling, and Tiffany & Company. Architect-designed silver is a recurring theme of the collection, which includes a tea service by the Japanese architectural team of Kazuo Sejima and Ryue Nishiwaza.

TIMOTHY A. O'BRIEN is a writer at the San Francisco Airport Museums. MARGO GRANT WALSH, former Vice Chairman of Gensler, resides in New York City and Portland, Oregon. PETER C. MARZIO is director of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300138924
ISBN-10: 030013892X
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Publication Date: July 17th, 2008
Pages: 152
Language: English