Coverbild A Home for the Impressionists
A Home for the Impressionists
The Langmatt Museum. The Sidney and Jenny Brown Foundation, Baden, Switzerland
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Edited by: Eva-Maria Preiswerk-Lösel
Texts by: Gertrude Borghero, Roland Dorn, Lukas Gloor, Rudolf Koella, Fred Leeman, Stanislaus von Moos, Eva-Maria Preiswerk-Lösel, Peter Paul Stöckli u.a.
English
October 2005 , 304 Pages , 0 Ills.
softcover
298mm x 248mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1018-3
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Villa Langmatt in Baden may well be considered one of the gems among Swiss private collections open to the public. In 1908, the entrepreneurial couple Sidney and Jenny Brown began to assemble the first Impressionist collection in Switzerland, which is still exhibited in the original home setting: starting with Camille Corot and Eugène Boudin, it includes works by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley as well as Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin. There are also some works by Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Odilon Redon, and Mary Cassatt. The collection is rounded off by a few eighteenth-century canvases. The catalogue presents the complete collection of paintings, and a selection of applied art objects, all reviewed and commented on by a team of renowned art historians. Essays about the history of the collection, the architecture of the villa, designed by the leading architect Karl Moser, and the gardens, laid out by Otto Froebel, compliment the presentation of this culturally and art-historically fascinating ensemble.
»Art-historically enlightening and handsomely presented.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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