Thomas Hope: Designer and Patron in Regency London

Author(s) : HEWAT-JABOOR Philip (ed.), WATKIN David (ed.)
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About the catalogue:
The son of the wealthiest merchant bankers in Europe, Thomas Hope (1769-1831) was a major catalyst in the arts of Regency England. At the age of 18, he embarked on a Grand Tour to the Continent and started to assemble the remarkable art collection that he later installed in his Duchess Street house in central London. Hope's remodeling and interior decoration of that house fostered what became known as the Regency.
 
This book is the most comprehensive study to date of Thomas Hope, focusing on his multifaceted role as designer and patron. The contributors examine his wide-ranging contribution to the arts as well as his extensive writings. Richly illustrated with new photographs, the volume presents a vast array of paintings, furniture, sculpture, and works of art, many of which have never been published before.

Contents:
 
Thomas Hope: Designer and Patron in Regency London
 
Eds. David Watkin & Philip Hewat-Jaboor
Co-Curators: Philip Hewat-Jaboor & Daniella Ben-Arie
 
– Foreword, by Susan Weber Soros
– Introduction and Acknowledgements, by David Watkin
– Family Tree and Chronology, by Daniella Ben-Arie
– European Wealth and Ottoman Travel, by Dr. Philip Mansel
– The Reform of Taste in London: Hope's House in Duchess Street, by Prof. David Watkin
– Critic and Historian: Hope's Writings on Architecture, Furniture, and Interior Decoration, by David Watkin
Part 1. Household Furniture and Interior Decoration
Part 2. The Dowing College Controversy and the Greek Revival
Part 3. An Historical Essay on Architecture
– Thomas Hope's Furniture: “A Delightful and Varied Significance of Shape and Embellishment”, by Frances Collard
– Fashion a L'Antique. Thomas Hope and Regency Dress, by Dr. Aileen Ribeiro
– “Character, Pleasing Outline, and Appropriate Meaning”: Thomas Hope's Metalwork for Duchess Street, by Martin Chapman
– The Past as a Foreign Country: Thomas Hope's Collection of Antiquities, by Dr. Ian Jenkins
– “A zealous and liberal patronage of its contemporary professors”: Thomas Hope's modern sculptures, by Prof. David Bindman
– The Collection of Contemporary Pictures of Thomas Hope, by Jeannie Chapel
– The Collections of Old Masters of John Hope and his sons Thomas Hope and Henry Philip Hope, by Jeannie Chapel
– The Hope Family in London: Collecting and Patronage, by Daniella Ben-Arie
– The Reform of Taste in the Country: The Deepdene, by David Watkin
– The Tragic Mask of Anastasius/ Selim: A New Introduction to Hope's Novel, by Jerry Nolan
– Hope's Philosophical Excursus, by Prof. Roger Scruton
– The Afterlife of Hope, by David Watkin and Frances Collard
– Bibliography, by Daniella Ben Arie
Index
 
The catalogue is available here.

Year of publication :
2008
Place and publisher :
Yale University Press
Number of pages :
520
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