Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste

Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste

by Barbara Israel
     
 

A collector's guide to some 300 individual decorative objects from American gardens from 1740 to 1940. 400 photos, 100 in full color. 12 line drawings.  See more details below

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A collector's guide to some 300 individual decorative objects from American gardens from 1740 to 1940. 400 photos, 100 in full color. 12 line drawings.

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Israel, an antiques dealer specializing in vintage garden furniture, fountains, and statuary, is well known in her field, with such clients as the Winterthur Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In this book, which the publisher claims is the most complete reference of its kind, she documents the history of American garden ornament from the mid-1800s to the 1940s. Individual chapters discuss the history and the evolution of a variety of objects such as urns, statues, fountains, and sundials, while later sections of the book provide an illustrated checklist of more than 300 antique objects, a list of manufacturers, and information on the maintenance and security of ornaments. For gardeners hungry to see the actual objects in situ, there is a list of 52 notable gardens in the United States (with addresses and phone numbers only). This book should appeal to a broad audience from gardeners and landscape architects to antique collectors, dealers, and historians.--Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810942035
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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