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Liberty and Freedom by David Hackett Fischer,Harmondsworth Professor of American History and Fellow David Hackett Fischer Book Resume:
The bestselling author of "Washington's Crossing" and "Albion's Seed" offers a strikingly original history of America's founding principles. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. 400+ illustrations, 250 in full color.
The Spiritual Rococo by Professor Gauvin Alexander Bailey Book Resume:
Exploring for the very first time the global reach and spiritual dimension of Rococo décor, particularly in France, Central Europe, Portugal, Brazil, and Spanish South America, this study investigates the socio-religious motives for the importation of this style into an ecclesiastical setting and its commonalities with Enlightenment values, overturning the cliché of Rococo as a frivolous style and acknowledging its essential modernity.
Illuminating Letters by Assistant Professor of English American Studies and Religious Studies Paul C Gutjahr,Paul C. Gutjahr,Megan Benton Book Resume:
What do we read when we read a text? The author's words, of course, but is that all? The prevailing publishing ethic has insisted that typography - the selection and arrangement of type and other visual elements on a page - should be an invisible, silent and deferential servant to the text it conveys.
Architecture and Artifacts of the Pennsylvania Germans: Constructing Identity in Early America by N.A Book Resume:
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Worldly Goods by N.A Book Resume:
-- First comprehensive survey of the arts of this period in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. -- Exceptional in that it includes work in all mediums rather than focusing on a select few. -- With a fully illustrated checklist of some 500 objects and works of art, most published here for the first time. -- Accompanies a major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 10 October 1999 -- 2 January 2000The decorative and fine arts of this early period in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region - from samplers and teapots to high chests and portraits - are explored in detail for the first time in this fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. Surveys the ethnically diverse artisans and society that produced these objects during the initial settlement of Pennsylvania, as well as the objects themselves. The authors make clear the prominent role Pennsylvania played in Colonial America as it evolved into an international cultural force.
American furniture by Chipstone Foundation Book Resume:
This volume features articles on late Baroque Boston seating furniture, Germanic influence on furniture early nineteenth-century design in Philadelphia, Randolph chairs, the Christian M. Nestell drawing book, the inlaid cherry furniture of Nathan Lombard, the Waldo family joined great chair, "Tinkham" chairs, as well as book reviews and bibliography of new books in the field.
Annual Report of the Trustees by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Board of Trustees Book Resume:
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American art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,Elizabeth L. O'Leary,Sylvia Yount,Susan J. Rawles Book Resume:
With this publication, produced in conjunction with the largest expansion in the history of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the full scope of the museum's outstanding American art collection is represented for the first time. Following an introduction tracing the history of American art at this encyclopedic museum -- a state-supported, privately endowed institution -- readers will discover lively and generously illustrated essays about selected paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by many of America's leading artists: John James Audubon, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, John Singleton Copley, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Willson Peale, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, William Wetmore Story, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and James McNeill Whistler. Also included are decorative objects by well-known artisans and firms, such as John Henry Belter, the Goddard-Townsend group, Herter Brothers, Paul Revere, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Organized in chronological sections ranging from the colonial era to the mid-twentieth century, this long-awaited book examines a noteworthy collection through a variety of interpretive lenses -- aesthetic and cultural -- for the benefit of a broad readership. Published by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in association with the University of Virginia Press
American silver at Winterthur by Ian M. G. Quimby,Dianne Johnson,Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Book Resume:
This profusely illustrated in-depth study of the American silver collection at Winterthur sets some significant new standards for silver collection catalogues. Introductory essays address issues of authorship, style, use, and scientific analysis as well as the creation of the collection at Winterthur by Henry Francis du Pont. The catalogue portion, arranged alphabetically within the major divisions of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania and the South, is put together with meticulous attention to detail. In addition to extensive biographical data on the 162 silversmiths, each of the 517 entries includes information on size, weight, general description, fabrication methods, engraving, stamps, history, exhibitions, provenance, spectrographic analysis (percent of silver, copper, gold, lead) as well as extensive references. The catalogue not only highlights the superlative Winterthur collection but also adds considerably to scholarship in the field.
Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society by Pennsylvania-German Society Book Resume:
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