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Cooper, Wendy A.
Classical taste in America 1800-1840.
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Museum of Art ; New York : Abbeville Press, ©1993
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wendy A Cooper; Baltimore Museum of Art.; Mint Museum (Charlotte, N.C.); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
|ISBN:||1558593853 9781558593855 9781558595446 1558595449|
|Notes:||"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.|
|Description:||308 : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm|
|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.
|Responsibility:||Wendy A. Cooper.|
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.
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- Neoclassicism (Art)
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