Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters

Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters

by Rosemary Troy Krill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759119457

ISBN-13: 9780759119451

Pub. Date: 09/16/2010

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Winterthur Museum is world renowned for its decorative arts collections and its exceptional educational programs. Adapted from the training materials developed at the museum, the revised and enhanced Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters is an indispensable guide for anyone involved with interpretation of decorative arts

Overview

Winterthur Museum is world renowned for its decorative arts collections and its exceptional educational programs. Adapted from the training materials developed at the museum, the revised and enhanced Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters is an indispensable guide for anyone involved with interpretation of decorative arts collections. Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860 elucidates the principles of public interpretation, explains how to analyze objects, and defines the concept of style. Eighteen chapters provide comprehensive descriptions of decorative arts including furniture, ceramics, textiles, paintings and prints, metalwork, glass, and other objects. Many museums and historic sites display such collections to thousands of visitors annually. Guides, interpreters, educators, and collection managers will find this book a helpful summary and a guide to further research. This enhanced edition includes now includes a CD featuring beautiful color images of the more than 170 black-and-white photographs in the book, bringing the Winterthur collections to life on your computer and in your classroom. Published in cooperation with Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759119451
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
Revised and Enhanced
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
437,139
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I Chapter 4 Chapter 1. Interpreting Decorative Arts Objects Chapter 5 Chapter 2. Looking at Objects Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Understanding Style Part 7 Part II Chapter 8 Chapter 4. Furniture in the Seventeenth-Century or Mannerist Style Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Furniture in the William and Mary or Early Baroque Style Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Furniture in the Queen Anne or Late Baroque Style Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Furniture in the Chippendale or Rococo Style Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Furniture in the Federal or Early Classical-Revival Style Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Furniture in the Empire or Late Classical-Revival Style Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Windsor Furniture Chapter 15 Chapter 11. Clocks Chapter 16 Chapter 12. Ceramics Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Glassware Chapter 18 Chapter 14. Silver Objects Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Pewter Objects Chapter 20 Chapter 16. Iron, Copper, and Copper Alloy Objects Chapter 21 Chapter 17. Paintings and Pictures Chapter 22 Chapter 18. Prints Chapter 23 Chapter 19. Textiles Chapter 24 Chapter 20. Needlework Chapter 25 Chapter 21. Floor Coverings Chapter 26 Index

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