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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.
Architecture and Artifacts of the Pennsylvania Germans: Constructing Identity in Early America by N.A Book Resume:
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American Furniture 1999 by Luke Beckerdite Book Resume:
Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. The 1999 volume presents articles devoted to Rhode Island furniture, plus the usual book reviews, bibliography of recent works, and index.
English Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Silver from 1697 including Irish and Scottish silver by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,Ellenor M. Alcorn 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
Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society by Pennsylvania-German Society Book Resume:
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Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history by Mary Kupiec Cayton,Peter W. Williams Book Resume:
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Rococo by Sarah Coffin,Gail S. Davidson,Cooper-Hewitt Museum,Penelope Hunter-Stiebel,Ellen Lupton Book Resume:
Flamboyant. Ornamental. Unconventional. An unprecedented exploration into Rococo style. Rococo: The Continuing Curve, which accompanies a major exhibition opening March 2008 at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, is a groundbreaking work exploring the sensuous and organic rococo style and its many revivals (such as art nouveau) from the early eighteenth century up to the present day in multiple fields, including furniture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and textiles. More than 300 lavish full-colour illustrations and more than a dozen original essays chart the progress of the styles as it radiated from master craftsmen in Paris throughout France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and other European countries, and later crossed the Atlantic to the United States. AUTHOR: Rococo: The Continuing Curve is organized by Sarah Coffin, head of the product design and decorative arts department. Gail Daidson, head of drawings, prints, and graphic design department. Guest curator Penelope Hunter-Stiebel. Ellen Lupton, is curator of contemporary design. 300 illustrations