Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Abbeville Press. 1993. 308 pgs. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-284, Bx-286; 4to 11"-13" tall; 308 pages.
Near Fine in very good jacket. 1993, Second Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover, a medium 4to/quarto (12 x 9.5 inches), in Near Fine condition, with very light shelf wear, and there is a faint pencil mark to page 266. The neatly price clipped dust jacket is in Very Good condition, with light shelf wear and some handling soil. Also a neatly closed.25 inch tear at a fold. Heavily illustrated with photographs of art and decorative objects discussed in the text. Pages: 308. Please be aware that this is a larger book, and may require additional postage if shipped via USPS Priority, or Internationally.
VG (May have few marks from previous gallery owner. ) Dark chocolate brown cloth, gilt letters on spine, color dj. 308 pp. 103 bw, 139 color plates. The most comprehensive exhibition devoted to this topic since the Newark Museum's exhibition in 1963. Terrific color plates, precise and well-documented research, and a stunning selection of decorative arts. Essays include: Sources of Inspiration: The European Influence; Proper Amusements of the Virtuous: Public and Private Collecting; From The Stores of Antiquity: Furniture and Furnishings; Machines Introduce Muses to The Masses: The Popular Dissemination; American Heroes: Classical Style (Public and Domestic Virtue). Extensive Notes section.
Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. This is a large, heavy book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. (S-6-B).; Second Printing of the First Edition. 9-3/8" X 11-3/4", 308pp. Medium brown cloth, bright gold spine lettering, debossed lettering on the front cover. "This book charmingly investigates the multifaceted impact of classical political, intellectual, and aesthetic values on early nineteenth-century American culture through a close examination of approximately 225 representative objects from this aesthetically brilliant period, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, textiles, and printed materials. Focusing particularly on the type of objects with which Americans decorated and furnished their homes, this book examines not only the superbly designed and fashioned products made for the well-to-do, but also those objects that were mass-produced and more widely sought by a burgeoning middle class. From elegant Grecian couches with Roman paw feet, to diminutive pressed glass salts ornamented with classical chariots and cornucopia, few aspects of American material life excaped the classical craze. The text of this fascinating volume delves into the symbolic and material significance of classicism in American life, the adaptation of antique forms and motifs by American craftsmen and consumers, and the vernacularization of classicism. The material production of this lavish and visually exciting period provides an illuminating look at the lives and homes of a wide range of Americans in the early days of our republic. " Exhibition Checklist. Index. Bibliography. Numerous full-page, full-color illustrations, well over a hundred smaller illustrations, mostly in full-color with some in b/w. (S-6-B).
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