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American Furniture Designers

Author : Oscar P Fitzgerald
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The book will serve as the essential reference for collectors of modern furniture, curators of museum collections and house museums with 20th century furniture, and for the hundreds of dealers, gallery owners, auctioneers, and appraisers who specialize in 20th and 21st century design.

Art Industry in Early America

Author : Patricia E. Kane
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This book presents new information on the export trade, patronage, artistic collaboration, and the small-scale shop traditions that defined early Rhode Island craftsmanship. This stunning volume features more than 200 illustrations of beautifully constructed and carved objects—including chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks—that demonstrate the superb workmanship and artistic skill of the state’s furniture makers.

The Arts in Early American History

Author : Walter Muir Whitehill
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This summary essay and the heavily annotated bibliography covering the period from the first colonization to 1826 are primarily intended to aid the scholar and student by suggesting areas of further study and ways of expanding the conventional interpretations of early American history. Originally published in 1935. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

American Furniture

Author : Oscar P. Fitzgerald
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This authoritative text explains the evolution of four centuries of American furniture from 1650 to the 21st century. It is the complete story covering the cultural and historical context of pieces and advice on how to authenticate furniture and preserve it for posterity. It is fully illustrated with over 800 photos and a 24 page color signature.

Early American Decorative Arts 1620 1860

Author : Rosemary Troy Krill
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is renowned for its decorative arts collection. An indispensable guide for curators, educators, interpreters, and students of decorative arts, this revised and enhanced edition includes a color CD of the impressive black and white photographs of the Winterthur collections that illustrate the book.

Ornamented Chair

Author : Zilla Rider Lea
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Discriminating decorators and collectors, no less than dealers and researchers in antiques, have long felt the need of a comprehensive study of the ornamented chair and its development in America. This book is the product of an effort to satisfy that need and at the same time to bring new pleasures to lovers of beautiful furniture. The book is based on photographic and research material collected by the late Esther Stevens Brazer, who spent a lifetime in the study and revival of early American decoration. The authors are all qualified researchers, teachers, and decorators. In their text they present a general history of chair types, facts regarding ornamentation, and informative accounts of some of the leading craftsmen and decorators of the various periods. The final chapter of the book briefly relates the history of the Society and describes how its members carry forward the efforts of Esther Stevens Brazer, maintaining in their research, their teaching, and their restorations the standards of an old craft and the traditions of its finest workmen.

Harvard Guide to American History

Author : Frank Burt Freidel
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Notes on research methods and materials accompany a one-volume reference guide to publications dealing with America's historical development

American Windsor Furniture

Author : Nancy Goyne Evans
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The indispensable companion volume to Hudson Hills Press' phenomenal American Windsor Chairs.

Early American Furniture from Settlement to City

Author : Mary Jean Smith Madigan
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American Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Watson Collection

Author : Philip D. Zimmerman
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While demonstrating the high level of artistry attained by furniture-makers of the period, this selection in many ways reflects the evolving character of domestic life in America during a seminal period in the country's history.