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Audio Lecture: The English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Cotswolds
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British scholar Mary Greensted discusses why Arts and Crafts designers such as Morris, Gimson, and Ashbee deserted city life in favor of the rural Cotswolds. This event is presented in support of the...
Audio Lecture: The English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Cotswolds
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
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This elaborately veneered ebony and ivory cabinet from the 17th century holds many secrets. Now, through the magic of animation, viewers are granted a glimpse of the hidden interiors. When the door...
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
Video: The Chalice Revealed
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During Communion, the most important rite in many Christian denominations, priests share bread and wine with the congregation in remembrance of the Last Supper and Christ's sacrifice. The decoration...
Video: The Chalice Revealed
Video: The Latz Clock by Candlelight
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By the early 18th century, interior decorations became quite lavish, and clock cases, like this design by Jean-Pierre Latz, followed suit. Not simply brilliant in and of itself, the gilding of this...
Video: The Latz Clock by Candlelight
Video: Monkeys by Candlelight
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We don't usually think of monkeys and candlelight in the same sentence—but in this video we see how the two come together quite beautifully. A monkey orchestra "performs" amidst the soft glow of...
Video: Monkeys by Candlelight
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
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As a result of the series of trade routes known as the Silk Road, Europeans had long been fascinated with goods from East Asia. Trade in Chinese and Japanese silks, porcelains, and lacquer, which had...
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
Video: English Center Table
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Folding tables were invented long before Ikea started selling them. This one, with its elaborately carved border on all four sides, was made in England over 250 years ago. It has a very unusual form...
Video: English Center Table

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