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American Furniture: Understanding Styles, Construction and Quality

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Book News Annotation:

Starting with the wood itself, Kirk (art history, Boston U.) provides a guide through the often complex visual thinking that underlies a compelling design, offering insights and observations into what makes a piece successful. He juxtaposes genuine works and fakes, enabling the reader to judge both quality and authenticity. In extensively illustrated sequences, he presents each style and explores regional difference. Finally, he moves to the American Arts and Crafts movement, and ends with a look at how earlier styles were revived and adapted in the 1930s and 1940s. Contains 251 illustrations, including 57 color plates. Oversize: 8.5x12<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book trains the reader to discern when, where, how, and even why an object was made. The inclusion of silver and paintings sets the furniture in context and the juxtaposition of genuine works and fakes enables the reader to judge quality and authenticity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810942202
Subtitle:
Understanding Styles, Construction and Quality
Author:
Kirk, John T.
Author:
Kirk, John T.
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Americana
Copyright:
Series Volume:
00-R12
Publication Date:
20001001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 1 in 2.93 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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