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Morrison H. Heckscher, "American Furniture", volume 1 & 2

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Morrison H. Heckscher, "American Furniture", volume 1 & 2

Morrison H. Heckscher, "American Furniture", volume 1 & 2
2007 | ISBN: 0300116470 | English | PDF | 847 pages | 49 MB

Vol. I - Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles
The Metropolitan Museum’s preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries―from chairs and other seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and desks. …

James Biddle, "American Art From American Collections: Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints of the Colonial ..."

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James Biddle, "American Art From American Collections: Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints of the Colonial ..."

James Biddle, "American Art From American Collections: Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints of the Colonial and Federal Periods, from Private Collections"
1963 | ASIN: B000AS1PCO | English | PDF | 114 pages | 12.9 MB

This catalogue commemorates the first large loan exhibition of American decorative arts and pictures to be organized by the American Wing in many years. Among the well-remembered exhibitions of the past are the Hudson-Fulton Exhibition of 1909, the Girl Scout Loan Exhibition of 1929, the Loan Exhibition of New York State Furniture of 1984, and The Greek Revival in the United States of 1943. It is our hope that this current offering will be followed by many other shows, a hope supported by the generosity of The Friends of the American Wing. …

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

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Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"
2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 MB

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional. Long admired by artists, writers, and scholars, the art and culture of the Marquesas Islands have until recently been unfamiliar to larger audiences. …