The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles: American Decorative Arts from the 17th through the 19th Centuries / Edition 1

The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles: American Decorative Arts from the 17th through the 19th Centuries / Edition 1

by Pauline Eversmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 091272451X

ISBN-13: 9780912724515

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The

The third offering in the Winterthur Decorative Arts Series (which also includes Evaluating Your Collection and The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection), The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles serves as an invaluable guide to identifying styles in the decorative arts.

What distinguishes Queen Anne furniture from William and Mary? Not sure if your

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The third offering in the Winterthur Decorative Arts Series (which also includes Evaluating Your Collection and The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection), The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles serves as an invaluable guide to identifying styles in the decorative arts.

What distinguishes Queen Anne furniture from William and Mary? Not sure if your candlestick is Federal or Empire? What does Chippendale-style creamware look like? Illustrated in full color with objects from Winterthur's outstanding collection, this book answers these questions and more. Covering the years 1640 to 1860, it provides a road map for recognizing the defining characteristics of each period and understanding how styles have developed and changed over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912724515
Publisher:
Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Winterthur Decorative Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Style5
Ch. 1The Seventeenth-Century Style17
Ch. 2The William and Mary Style27
Ch. 3The Queen Anne Style39
Ch. 4The Chippendale Style53
Ch. 5The Federal Style65
Ch. 6The Empire Style77
Ch. 7The Rococo Revival & Gothic Revival Styles89
Conclusion: Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur & Styles103
Style Characteristics from the Seventeenth Century to Empire: An Illustrated Time Line106
Suggested Readings109
List of Illustrations113

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