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Ames, Kenneth L.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 4,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Local history  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: NK805,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth L Ames
Death in the dining room and other tales of Victorian culture by Kenneth L Ames( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the minds of Victorians by examining some of their most distinctive and fascinating creations. Featuring five once-prominent home furnishings, he reconstructs a vanished culture and demonstrates the centrality of the artifact to historical understanding as he considers these objects in relations to issues of class, gender, and place
Material culture : a research guide( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and images : developing interpretive history exhibits( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorative arts and household furnishings in America, 1650-1920 : an annotated bibliography( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material culture of gender, the gender of material culture( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian furniture : essays from a Victorian Society autumn symposium( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre of the fraternity : staging the ritual space of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1896-1929( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Christmas cards, 1900-1960 by Kenneth L Ames( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christmas cards have been called 'little messengers of good will,' but that charming description over-simplifies these complicated artifacts, which were once central features of an almost compulsory seasonal ritual of exchange in the United States. These small bits of paper or cardstock feature combinations of words and images intended to convey both greetings and feelings. Words were an essential part of the message, but images were far more potent. From their earliest days, Christmas cards creatively exploited the power of images to elicit emotions and evoke clusters of meanings rich in social and psychological resonance. This book is the first to offer a systematic survey of Christmas card imagery. Like Christmas itself, which embraces many disparate beliefs, customs, and activities of multiple origins, the images on Christmas cards are both numerous and varied {u2013} from candles and poinsettias to Sans Claus and the three kings, from snowy winter scenes to warm hearths in cozy cottages. This study of cards used in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century enriches our understanding not only of the American Christmas but also of significant aspects of the larger American culture." {u2013}- Book Jacket
Common ground/uncommon vision : the Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American folk art by Milwaukee Art Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories in sterling : four centuries of silver in New York by Margaret K Hofer( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, highlights the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from the New-York Historical Society's collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States. Stories in Sterling interprets these compelling objects within a cultural context, focusing on the men and women that made, used, and treasured these objects. The exhibition is organized thematically and addresses issues of silver patronage, usage of objects, rituals of presentation and the meanings of silver as they evolved over time. The exhibition will be enriched by a judicious selection of paintings, prints, photographs, manuscripts, furniture and other documents that illuminate the silver, help bring to life the individuals who acquired it and illustrate the physical context in which it was used. Objects in the exhibition span the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, with a concentration on silver of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While the majority of objects were made in New York, some were crafted as far afield as England, the Netherlands, France, as well as China, Jamaica, and Argentina. All of the silver is firmly connected through its ownership to New York, highlighting the cosmopolitan nature of the city as early as the seventeenth century. For instance, the examples of Dutch silver brought to New York by early settlers, as well as the many imports from England, help chart cultural shifts, taste, and stylistic influence in colonial America and the early years of the nation."--Publisher's website
Making it modern : the folk art collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman by Margaret K Hofer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive study of the folk art collection purchased by the New-York Historical Society from Elie and Viola Nadelman in 1937. Exhibited by the couple from 1926 to 1937 in their pioneering Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, New York, the nearly fifteen thousand works come from a collection spanning six centuries, thirteen countries, and a broad range of media. Authors Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta J.M. Olson explore a nucleus of some two hundred and sixteen highlights in eighty-seven catalog entries, as well as nine of Nadelman's own sculptures, and consider the possible interchanges between the Nadelman's collecting and his avant-garde art. Their research, employing new archival evidence from the Historical Society and the rich cache of Nadelman Papers, has resulted in exciting discoveries, among them Nadelman's active role in restoring some of his folk art objects. Featuring seven provocative essays, "Making It Modern" breaks new ground not only on the Nadelmans and folk art, but also in the history of American art and taste during the fast-paced cultural revolutions of the early twentieth century. Exhibition: New York Historical Society (20.05 - 21.08.2016) / Albuquerque Museum of Art, USA (06.09. - 29.11.2015) / Addison Gallery, Andover, USA (17.09. - 31.12.2016)
Love tokens by Julia Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love potions by Julia Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American circus( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance revival furniture in America by Kenneth L Ames( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Bishop Street : avenue of Hawai'i pioneers by Kenneth L Ames( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual and the Victorian home( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ceremonies of domestic life and the artifacts that sustained them in Victorian times
Memory and the American home( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 19th century Americans' fascination with time and their use of objects as tangible tools for family, national, cultural and primal memory
Victorian landscape in America : the garden as artifact( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Material culture : a research guide
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Material culture : a research guideIdeas and images : developing interpretive history exhibitsThe material culture of gender, the gender of material cultureTheatre of the fraternity : staging the ritual space of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1896-1929American Christmas cards, 1900-1960Common ground/uncommon vision : the Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American folk art