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In Search of Beauty - by Julius Kaplan (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 198

Genre: Antiques + Collectibles

Sub-Genre: Art

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: New Academia Publishing/Vellum

Age Range: Adult

Author: Julius Kaplan

Language: English

TCIN: 79733217
UPC: 9781733040884
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-4556


"As a museum director, I am delighted to meet collectors who, like Jay Kaplan, have acquired deep knowledge of the field in which they collect. Moreover, Jay has had the taste and resolve to add only significant specimens to his collection. That Jay focused on acquiring important examples of 18th century English Glass is evident in the enviable collection he formed. Indeed, his approach should be a model for other serious collectors to follow." --Dwight Lanmon, retired Director, The Corning Museum of Glass; former Director, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

"Jay Kaplan assembled a most impressive collection of English glass. I am in full admiration of his enthusiasm for the subject together with his desire to share his knowledge with others. It is testament to the esteem in which he is held by fellow collectors that the name Kaplan is now closely associated with the best of 18th century glass." --Simon Cottle, Director of British and European Glass, Bonham's, and formerly Head of Glass at Sotheby's, London

"While I have always greatly admired Jay's 18th Century English wine glasses, it is fascinating to learn from this book the circumstances of his finding and buying each glass, and the thoughts that went through his mind at the time. This is an insight to how a great collection was formed by a great collector and those who helped to guide him in his quest."--Dr. Richard Mones, Glass Collector, Doctor of Medicine

"The thrill of acquiring a beautiful glass comes through time and again. Patiently put together, it became a sumptuous collection. Kaplan is intelligent in that he is very much aware that his Search for Beauty took him to very knowledgeable scholars who knew and loved glass. Not surprisingly they became his close friends. Bravo!" --Simon Wain-Hobson, Glass Collector, Professor of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris

"Jay Kaplan, a master of the art of living, allows us to join him in his long love affair with art: the pursuit, the capture, and best, the art of living with art. He speaks of the artists represented over time in his collection--Bellows, Pene du Bois, Hartley, Luks, et al as friends, as are the contemporary artists whose work has graced his home. His reminiscences invite us to share his delight in artists, collecting and the world of art." --Ruth R. Perlin, Associate Director (Retired), Center for the Study of Modern Art The Phillips Collection

"In the midst of a demanding law practice, Jay Kaplan became a true connoisseur of American art, focusing on an important niche period, the early 20th Century. His book is both a memoire and an art history; it gives insight to how the author acquired a depth of knowledge and, at the same time, developed a "good eye." This book is a rewarding piece of research which constantly engages the reader. With this book, Jay joins Washington's creative inner circles."--Lenore D. Miller, Director, University Art Galleries and Chief Curator, The George Washington University

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