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Classical taste in America 1800-1840, Wendy A. Cooper

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Classical taste in America 1800-1840
Title
Classical taste in America 1800-1840
Statement of responsibility
Wendy A. Cooper
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • During the first four decades of the last century, America was mesmerized by the classical world. And never before has a book so thoroughly examined the period's diversity of thought and material production to demonstrate the variety of ways that nineteenth-century Americans used, misused, and even abused the lessons of antiquity in the arts and decorative arts. To an extraordinary extent, Americans embraced classicism at the beginning of the nineteenth century both as a
  • Fashionable new international style, which had its European beginnings in the eighteenth-century excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and as a distinctive expression of America's own emulation of classical precedents in government, ideal beauty, education, and the decorative arts. 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 escaped the classical craze. The text of this fascinating volume delves into the symbolic and material significance of classicism in American life, the adaptation 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
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cooper, Wendy A
Dewey number
709/.73/07475
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6510.5.N4
LC item number
C66 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Mint Museum (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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  • Neoclassicism (Art)
  • Art, American
  • Baltimore
  • Charlotte
  • Houston
  • Art, American
  • Neoclassicism (Art)
  • United States
  • Classicisme
  • Kunstnijverheid
  • Néo-classicisme (art)
  • Art
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Classical taste in America 1800-1840, Wendy A. Cooper
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Note
"The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, June 27-September 26, 1993; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 20, 1993-March 13, 1994; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, May 1-July 24, 1994"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-287) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sources of inspiration: the European influence -- 2. Proper amusements of the virtuous: public and private collecting -- 3. From the stores of antiquity: furniture and furnishings -- 4. Machines introduce muses to the masses: the popular dissemination -- 5. American heroes: classical style: public and domestic virtue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677965
Label
Classical taste in America 1800-1840, Wendy A. Cooper
Link
Publication
Note
"The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, June 27-September 26, 1993; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 20, 1993-March 13, 1994; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, May 1-July 24, 1994"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-287) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sources of inspiration: the European influence -- 2. Proper amusements of the virtuous: public and private collecting -- 3. From the stores of antiquity: furniture and furnishings -- 4. Machines introduce muses to the masses: the popular dissemination -- 5. American heroes: classical style: public and domestic virtue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677965

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