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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780912724515
  • Publisher: Winterthur, Henry Francis duPont Museum, Inc., The
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Winterthur Decorative Arts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

PAULINE EVERSMANN is the former Director of Academic Programs and Deputy Director of Public Programs at Winterthur.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Style 5
Ch. 1 The Seventeenth-Century Style 17
Ch. 2 The William and Mary Style 27
Ch. 3 The Queen Anne Style 39
Ch. 4 The Chippendale Style 53
Ch. 5 The Federal Style 65
Ch. 6 The Empire Style 77
Ch. 7 The Rococo Revival & Gothic Revival Styles 89
Conclusion: Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur & Styles 103
Style Characteristics from the Seventeenth Century to Empire: An Illustrated Time Line 106
Suggested Readings 109
List of Illustrations 113
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