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Bliss-Tyler Correspondence

Bliss-Tyler Correspondence

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 28, 2017 03:42 PM

An annotated transcription of the correspondence between Mildred Barnes Bliss, Robert Woods Bliss, Royall Tyler, and Elisina Tyler between 1902 and 1953.

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Mapping Cultural Philanthropy

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 26, 2017 07:13 AM

Donors and Cultural Institutions in the Nation’s Capital

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Middle East Garden Traditions

Middle East Garden Traditions

by Lain Wilson — last modified Jun 26, 2017 07:11 AM

This web-based research tool offers selected catalogues, glossaries, and bibliographies on Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Ottoman, Mughal, North African, and Safavid gardens from the eighth century to the present.

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Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks

Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks

by James N. Carder — last modified Jun 23, 2017 04:47 PM

This online resource commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Philip Johnson’s Pre-Columbian pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. Johnson’s architectural masterpiece opened in 1963 and is now seen as a seminal building in his late 1950s’ shift from International Style modernism to Postmodern classicism. Despite this recognition, the Johnson wing has been little discussed or studied. This anniversary year provides an excellent opportunity to commemorate the Pre-Columbian collection’s impressive housing—arguably a work of art in its own right.

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