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American Rococo 1750 1775

Author : Morrison H. Heckscher
ISBN : 9780870996313
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Liberty And Freedom

Author : David Hackett Fischer
ISBN : 9780199883073
Genre : History
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

American Silver At Winterthur

Author : Ian M. G. Quimby
ISBN : UOM:39015038423888
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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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.

Worldly Goods

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ISBN : 0876331304
Genre : Art
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-- 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.

Annual Report Of The Trustees

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Board of Trustees
ISBN : PSU:000022338891
Genre : Art
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American Furniture

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133536800
Genre : Furniture
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American Art At The Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

Author : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215482360
Genre : Travel
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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

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