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Annotated Bibliography of Frame Publications, 1995 to 2018

This bibliography is now closed. For more recent publications the best source of information is The Frame Blog run and edited by picture frame historian, Lynn Roberts.

For earlier publications, see the bibliographies in Paul Mitchell and Lynn Roberts, A History of European Frames, 1996 (also published in The Dictionary of Art, 1996), and Jacob Simon, The Art of the Picture Frame, Artists Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, National Portrait Gallery, 1996.


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