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Accomplished in All Departments of Art: Hammatt Billings of Boston 1818-1874 (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

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Publisher Comments:

Skilled in a wide range of media, 19th-century artist Hammatt Billings (1818-1874) designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter and portraitist and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in UNCLE TOM'S CABIN and LITTLE WOMEN. This book reconstructs Billings's life and work. 101 illustrations.

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Public and private artist/architect Billings was widely known and respected in the New England of his time, but has become almost forgotten in ours. Remaining close to original source material and keeping speculation to a minimum, this work reconstructs the contributions of Billings to American culture through an examination of his design of furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens, as well as his paintings, portraits, and book illustrations. An extensive number of illustrations are included throughout the text.
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Synopsis:

This Book reconstructs the career of Hammatt Billings, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the nineteenth century. Skilled in a wide range of media, Billings designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter in both oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in the original American editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Little Women. Although Billings worked for many private patrons, he was also very much a public artist, giving visible form to the popular celebrations of his era. He designed fireworks displays for the Boston Common, decorated buildings in times of public celebration and mourning, laid out plans for a variety of fairs and festivals, and created floats for parades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558491489
Author:
O'Gorman, James F.
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Author:
O'Gorman, James F.
Location:
Amherst :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Billings, Hammatt
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book Hardcover
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.54x6.39x1.02 in. 1.55 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers

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"Synopsis" by , This Book reconstructs the career of Hammatt Billings, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the nineteenth century. Skilled in a wide range of media, Billings designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter in both oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in the original American editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Little Women. Although Billings worked for many private patrons, he was also very much a public artist, giving visible form to the popular celebrations of his era. He designed fireworks displays for the Boston Common, decorated buildings in times of public celebration and mourning, laid out plans for a variety of fairs and festivals, and created floats for parades.
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