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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)by James F. O'gorman
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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.
Book News Annotation:
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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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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