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Re-creating the American past : essays on the colonial revival

Author: Richard Guy Wilson; Shaun Eyring; Kenny Marotta
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how and why Colonial Revival has persisted in modern times. The volume contains essays that explore Colonial Revival expressions in architecture, landscape architecture, historic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Guy Wilson; Shaun Eyring; Kenny Marotta
ISBN: 0813923484 9780813923482
OCLC Number: 61362746
Description: vii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What is the colonial revival? / Richard Guy Wilson --
The persistence of the colonial revival : The Long and Unsuccessful Effort to Kill Off the Colonial Revival / William B. Rhoads --
Colonial revivalists : Consumed by the Past-Wallace Nutting and the Invention of Old America / Thomas Andrew Denenberg ; Candace Wheeler and the New Old-Fashioned House / Jean Dunbar ; Jens Fredrick Larson and Colonial Revival / Rod A. Miller ; Ellen Biddle Shipman’s Colonial Revival Garden Style / Judith B. Tankard --
The role of the federal government : The Architecture of Efficiency-The U.S. Army and the Colonial Revival Style in the West / Alison K. Hoagland ; A “Portrait of a Nation”-The Role of the Historic American Buildings Survey in the Colonial Revival / Annie Robinson ; The Mills Connection-Colonial Revival and Institutional Survival in the 1930s / Sara A. Butler ; The American Parkway as Colonial Revival Landscape / Timothy Davis --
Preservation practices and the colonial revival : Reviving Colonials and Reviving as Colonial / Betsy Hunter Bradley ; Colonial Georgetown-The Power of Myth / Eve L. Barsoum ; “One of the Fairest Spots on the Atlantic Coast”-The Colonial Revival and Long Island’s Modernization, 1880-1942 / Joshua Ruff ; George Washington Birthplace National Monument-Provenance of a Colonial Revival Commemorative Landscape / Elizabeth Sargent --
Replicas : Virginia House-The Reconstruction of Social and Historical Narratives / Jacqueline Taylor ; The Marie Zimmermann House-Engaging Dutch Colonial History in Situ / David F. Tipson and Thomas E. Solon ; Creating a “Dignified Home”-Richard Henry Dada Jr. and the New York Headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames, 1928-1930 / Pauline C. Metcalf ; “For the Children Out Here”-Recreating the Gardens of Mount Vernon on the Bluffs of the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska / James R. Hill ; Louis Bromfield’s Big House at Malabar Farm-Form Follows Fiction / Barbara Powers --
Interiors : The Concept of Hand Production in Colonial Revival Interiors / Marilyn Casto ; Advertising Gentility-Ovals and Mass Market Women’s Magazines / Natalie Fizer and Glenn Forley ; “To Keep Up the Delusion”-Henry W. Longfellow’s House and Furnishings and the Colonial Revival / Sarah H. Heald --
Translations of the colonial revival : Sunny Spain or Our Algeria-The Other Colonial Revival / Barbara Burlison Mooney ; American Colonial Homes Migrate to France / Isabelle Gournay --
Notes on the Contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Guy Wilson, Shaun Eyring, and Kenny Marotta.
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