American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840

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Between 1790 and 1840, millions of middle-class Americans throughout the nation encountered "Fancy": they rode in a Fancy sleigh, dressed up in Fancy clothes, blew their noses in Fancy handkerchiefs, bought goods at Fancy shops, ate at Fancy tables on Fancy dishes, and slept under Fancy coverlets. Not just fancy but Fancy: an early nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon born out of new and enlightened ways of seeing, understanding, and responding to the surrounding world. Fancy expressed itself in just about everything that ...

American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840 2004, Chipstone Foundation/Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

ISBN-13: 9780972435390

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