Framing, Symmetry, and Contrast in Edmond de Goncourt's Aesthetic Interior

  title={Framing, Symmetry, and Contrast in Edmond de Goncourt's Aesthetic Interior},
  author={P. Warner},
  journal={Studies in the Decorative Arts},
  pages={36 - 64}
  • P. Warner
  • Published 2008
  • Art
  • Studies in the Decorative Arts
During the 1850s and 1860s, Edmond (18224896) and Jules (18301870) de Goncourt, noted writers, art critics, and collectors, earned a reputation as passionate connoisseurs of eighteenth-century French art and culture. Often seen at the bouquinistes' stands along the Seine, the brothers avidly hunted for prints, drawings, manuscript letters, and other pre-Revolutionary ephemera, which they used as sources for their books on the eighteenth century. Hours spent in galleries and antiques shops also… Expand
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