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The Picker House and Collection: A Late 1960s Home for Art and Design

The Picker House and Collection: A Late 1960s Home for Art and Design
Jonathan Black, David Falkner, Fiona Fisher, Fran Lloyd, Rebecca Preston

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Picker House is a remarkable late 1960s modernist home specifically designed to accommodate a significant international collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. Situated on the outskirts of London, in Kingston upon Thames, it is a rare surviving example of a spacious and progressive late modern house and garden that remains unaltered. Designed by the British modernist architect Kenneth Wood in 1965, for the businessman Stanley H. Picker (1913-1982), it still retains its period interior decor, contemporary furnishings acquired through the then recently established Terence Conran Group, and the distinctive art collection of its owner - including works by Chagall, Frink, Hepworth, Lowry, Rodin and many more - which was an integral part of its conception. Based on previously unpublished material and photographs, this heavily illustrated publication brings together leading researchers in their respective fields who examine in depth every aspect of this unique place.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Introduction | ‘An Entrepreneurial Wizard’: A Biographical Sketch of Stanley Picker | Jonathan Black
Chapter 1 | The Picker House: A British House with an International Outlook | Fiona Fisher
Chapter 2 | The Picker House Interior | Penny Sparke
Chapter 3 | The Picker Garden | Rebecca Preston
Chapter 4 | The Picker House Painting, Print and Drawing Collection | Jonathan Black
Chapter 5 | The Picker House Sculpture Collection | Fran Lloyd
Chapter 6 | The Picker House: Contemporary Perspectives | David Falkner
Stanley Picker Fellowships: Art and Design
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Author Info

Jonathan Black is Senior Research Fellow in the History of Art and a member of the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre at Kingston University, London

David Falkner is Director of the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University.

Fiona Fisher is a design historian and works as a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University.

Fran Lloyd is Professor of Art History and the Director of the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre at Kingston University.

Rebecca Preston is an Associate Researcher in the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston University.

Penny Sparke is a professor of Design History and the Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston University.

Review

'Generously illustrated... its publication will be effective in expanding awareness of a remarkable benefaction.'
Alan Powers, Country Life

Extras

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Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd

Hardback
ISBN: 9781781300053
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2012
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 275
Width: 235
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations

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