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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Boston, Massachusetts, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1887-1895 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorMcKim, Mead, and Whiteen_US
dc.creatorPuvis de Chavannes, Pierreen_US
dc.date1887-1895en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T17:34:41Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T17:34:41Z
dc.date.issued1887-1895en_US
dc.identifier214237en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 168en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121625
dc.descriptionGrand Staircase, view from the top of the stair, looking toward the court; The other style of national importance to emerge from Boston in the 1880s was a resurgent neo-classicism led by McKim, Mead & White. Their most influential building, the imposing Boston Public Library, drew on Italian Renaissance, Roman and contemporary French sources. Throughout the building sculpture and mural painting were incorporated in rooms panelled with rare marbles, creating what the Library Trustees called a 'Place for the People'. The murals include those of 1895-1896 (by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes) and 1894 (by Edwin Austin Abbey and John Singer Sargent) and with bronze bas-relief doors by Daniel Chester French. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; marble; fresco and mural paintingen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectRenaissance Revivalen_US
dc.subjectNeoclassicalen_US
dc.titleBoston Public Libraryen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-MM-BP-E7en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypelibrary (building)en_US
dc.contributor.displayMcKim, Mead, and White (American architectural firm, 1879-1910); Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French painter, 1824-1898)en_US


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