Well, you did more socializing. In fact, it was he who had first welcomed us to on our first visit, when we were still undergraduates; and Henry paid his first visit to America during the winter vacation of my senior year — and that turned out to be a very important visit, our visit to Dumbarton Oaks, and meeting him, and having his interest encourage us both in our directions. We were both interested in Byzantine art, but I was — no, we were also both interested in Western medieval art. And he encouraged both interests.
AboutWilliam Hammond Dorsey — built the first house on the property the central block of the existing structure and an orangery, and in the mid-nineteenth century, Edward Magruder Linthicum — greatly enlarged the residence and named it The Oaks.
The Oaks also was the Washington residence of U. Senator and Vice President John C. Calhoun — between and InHenry F. Blount bought the house. The Blisses engaged the architect Frederick H.
Brooke — to renovate and enlarge the house —thereby creating a Colonial Revival residence from the existing Linthicum-era Italianate structure. Later renamed the Fellows Building, this building is now known as the Guest House.
They greatly increased their already considerable collection of artworks and reference books, forming the nucleus of what would become the Research Library and Collection. In they engaged the architect Thomas T.
At the same time they gave a portion of the grounds—some 27 acres—to the National Park Service to establish the Dumbarton Oaks Park. This committee was first chaired by Paul J.
In early years the Administrative Committee appointed a Board of Scholars to make recommendations in regard to Analysis of dumbarton oaks renaissance table scholarly activities.
The Board of Scholars was first organized in with eleven members, of which seven were from Harvard ; its membership was increased to twenty-two members by Inthis board was titled the Board for Scholars in Byzantine Studies.
Ina Garden Advisory Committee was created to make recommendations in regard to the garden and, later, to the Garden Library and its Fellows, and in an Advisory Committee for Pre-Columbian Art was created.
The Administrative Committee also historically appointed a Visiting Committee consisting of persons interested in the welfare and broad aims of Dumbarton Oaks. This committee was abolished in when it was replaced by a Board of Advisors.
Wishing to increase the scholarly mission of Dumbarton Oaks, in the early s the Blisses sponsored the construction of two new wings, one designed by Philip Johnson — to house the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art and its research library and, the other, a garden library designed by Frederic Rhinelander King —of the New York City architectural firm Wyeth and King, to house the botanical and garden architecture rare books and garden history reference materials that Mildred Bliss had collected.
Dumbarton Oaks Concerto[ edit ] The music room InMildred Bliss commissioned Igor Stravinsky — to compose a concerto in the tradition of Bach's Brandenburg concertos to celebrate the Blisses' thirtieth wedding anniversary.
Nadia Boulanger — conducted its premiere on May 8, in the Dumbarton Oaks music room, due to the composer's indisposition from tuberculosis.
The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library doesn’t offer a simple key to the Middle Ages—to truly understand these texts requires the kind of study and knowledge of ancient tongues that only scholars possess. In addition, Dumbarton Oaks offers one-month non-residential awards to researchers and short-term predoctoral residencies to advanced graduate students. A program of project grants primarily supports archaeological research, as well as materials analysis and photographic surveys of objects and monuments. DO MS 5, fol. 4r, canon table V. dumbarton oaks papers | 70 A Newly Acquired Gospel Manuscript at Dumbarton Oaks (DO MS 5) Fig. 9. DO MS 5, fol. 3r, canon table II. dumbarton oaks papers | 70 Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann Fig.
Igor Stravinsky conducted the concerto in the Dumbarton Oaks music room on April 25, and again for the Bliss's golden wedding anniversary, on May 8, He also conducted the first performance of his Septet, which is dedicated to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in the music room on January 24, Delegations from China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States deliberated over proposals for the establishment of an organization to maintain peace and security in the world.
Post-Bliss Era[ edit ] In the preamble to her last will and testament, Mildred Bliss offered the following assessment of what she and her husband had created at Dumbarton Oaks: In applying the gifts to Harvard, I call upon the present and future President and Fellows of Harvard College and all those who determine its policies, to remember that Dumbarton Oaks is conceived in a new pattern, where quality and not number shall determine the choice of its scholars; that it is the home of the Humanities, not a mere aggregation of books and objects of art; that the house itself and the gardens have their educational importance and that all are of humanistic value.
Those responsible for scholarship at Dumbarton Oaks should remember that the Humanities cannot be fostered by confusing Instruction with Education; that it was my husband's as well as it is my wish that the Mediterranean interpretation of the Humanist disciplines shall predominate; that gardens have their place in the Humanist order of life; and that trees are noble elements to be protected by successive generations and are not to be neglected or lightly destroyed.
I charge those responsible for carrying forward the life at Dumbarton Oaks to be guided by the standards set there during the lifetime of my husband and me.DO MS 5, fol.
4r, canon table V. dumbarton oaks papers | 70 A Newly Acquired Gospel Manuscript at Dumbarton Oaks (DO MS 5) Fig. 9. DO MS 5, fol. 3r, canon table II.
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Booksellers and Librarians: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Igor Stravinsky conducted the concerto in the Dumbarton Oaks music room on April 25, and again for the Bliss's golden wedding anniversary, on May 8, He also conducted the first performance of his Septet, which is dedicated to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in the music room on January 24, Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) Jun 5, by Symeon Metaphrastes and Stratis Papaioannou.
Another new idea to the renaissance was the drawer, which is also seen inside the cabinet. Works Cited “Double Cabinet. ” Dumbarton Oaks.
Web. October 3, Blakemore, Robbie G. History of Interior Design Furniture, from Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe. Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 67 includes “The Canon Tables of the Psalms: An Unknown Work of Eusebius of Caesarea” by Martin Wallraff; “Melkites and Icon Worship during the Iconoclastic Period” by Juan Signes Codoñer; “Viewing and Description in Hysmine and Hysminias: The Fresco of the Virtues” by Paroma Chatterjee; and other essays.