Publication Day For Two New PMC Books

  • 25 May 2021

Today sees the publication of two new Paul Mellon Centre books:

Daniel Cottier: Designer, Decorator, Dealer by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Max Donnelly

Daniel Cottier: Designer, Decorator, Dealer book cover This book follows the phenomenal rise of Daniel Cottier (1838–1891) from an apprentice coach painter in Glasgow to the founder of Cottier & Co., a fine and decorative arts business with branches in London, New York, Sydney and Melbourne. Cottier was a proponent of the Aesthetic movement, an international trend in the history of culture, art and design from the mid-1860s to the late 1890s: he understood the era’s desire for beauty and realised the economic possibilities of its commoditisation.

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Blake's Printed Paintings: Methods, Origins, Meanings by Joseph Viscomi

Blake's Printed Paintings: Methods, Origins, Meanings by Joseph Viscomi book cover Among William Blake’s (1757–1827) most widely recognised and highly regarded works as an artist are twelve colour printed drawings, or monoprints, conceived and executed in 1795. This book investigates these masterworks, explaining Blake’s technique – one he essentially reinvented, unaware of seventeenth-century precursors – to show that these works are paintings and played a crucial role in Blake’s development as a painter.

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