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Author Powerhouse Museum.

Title Decorative arts and design from the Powerhouse Museum
Published Sydney : Powerhouse Publishing, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1991


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Description 194 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary In 1988 Australia's largest museum, the Powerhouse, opened its doors to the public. Its history, however, dates back to 1879 and the Sydney International Exhibition, when what is now called the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences began its collection. Among the many attractions in the new museum are the displays of decorative arts and design collected over the past 100 years. This beautifully designed book publishes for the first time a major part of this collection. As well as showcasing the museum's collection with over 200 colour illustrations, this book provides an illuminating account of the historical and cultural context in which the collection has developed
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 181-184
Subject Power House Museum (N.S.W.) -- Catalogs
Powerhouse Museum -- Catalogs.
Powerhouse Museum.
Decorative arts -- Australia -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Australia -- History -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Europe -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Catalogs
Decorative arts -- Sydney -- Catalogs
Science museums -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- Catalogs.
Science museums -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- Catalogs
Science museums -- Sydney -- History -- Catalogs
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Powerhouse Museum.
LC no. 2200000091
ISBN 1863170251
186317026X (paperback)