Decorative arts and household furnishings in America, 1650-1920

Decorative arts and household furnishings in America, 1650-1920

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This bibliography of the study of household furnishings used in the United States from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century contains twenty-one sections. Each section begins with an essay that outlines the development of scholarship in the files and points toward new directions for research with annotated entries on the most significant works. Three chapters present the basic reference tools and surveys of art and architecture. These are followed by chapters devoted to such topics as furniture; metals, including silver and gold, pewter, and Britannia metal; ceramics and glass; textiles; timepieces; household activities and systems; and craftsmen and the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. Includes an author/title index.New York: A. S. Barnes, 1973. ... the Afro-American craft traditiona€”basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boatbuilding, blacksmithing, architecture, and graveyard decoration a€” and approximately that number of photographs and diagrams traveled to major United States museums in 1978 and 1979.

Title:Decorative arts and household furnishings in America, 1650-1920
Author: Kenneth L. Ames, Gerald W. R. Ward
Publisher:Winterthur Museum - 1989

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