The Peacock Room A Cultural Biography Linda Merrill

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
24 Sep 1998
ISBN:
9780300076110
Dimensions:
416 pages: 320 x 260 x 33mm
Illustrations:
105 colour plates, 150 b&w illustrations

An account of the creation of James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, it's reception by the artist's patron, subsequent criticism, and ultimate museum installation in 1923. The author also includes details of dinner parties that took place in the room, and attempts to draw out insights into contemporary British culture.