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CLASSICAL TASTE IN AMERICA 1800-1840 by  Wendy A Cooper - First Edition - 1993 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and

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by Cooper, Wendy A

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

Baltimore & NY: Baltimore Museum Of Art / Abbeville Press. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 1558593853; 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) . .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 42930
  • Author: Cooper, Wendy A
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1558593853
  • ISBN 13: 9781558593855
  • Publisher: Baltimore Museum Of Art / Abbeville Press
  • Place: Baltimore & NY
  • Date published: 1993
  • Bookseller catalogs: ANTIQUES;


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