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Reading, Writing, and Roentgen

Carolyn Sargentson, independent art historian and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, outlines how changing social practices altered the designs and styles of furniture, both for the nobility and the lower classes.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.

The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Collections, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (74)

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A Family Gripped by Crisis
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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
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The Body as High Drama
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Focused in Full Sight
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After Victory
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Agony's Body Language
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One Artist, Many Faces
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A Face Refuses Contact
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Collective Anxiety
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Art or Fiction?
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To Bite or Not To Bite?
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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
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Thinking Outside the Box
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The Electrotyping Process
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