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Scottish vernacular furniture

Author: Bernard D Cotton
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part of the appeal of vernacular furniture - a relatively recent field of serious study - is that to understand it we must look closely at social history, and engage with lifestyles that range from self-sufficient to sophisticated." "Bernard Cotton investigated museums and libraries; but whenever possible he and his wife Gerry made it a priority to discover pieces in their contexts, to meet the people who used  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard D Cotton
ISBN: 9780500238578 050023857X
OCLC Number: 297555501
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Beds and cradles --
Storage and display --
Seating furniture --
Clocks, spinning wheels, and household goods --
Woods used in Scottish furniture.
Responsibility: Bernard D. Cotton.

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Describes the vernacular furniture traditions of Scotland from the end of the 17th century on to the 20th century. This book features photographs that represent the life and death of a community, the  Read more...

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Catches the feel of the nooks and crannies of old Scotland so well that it is easy to spend hours perusing the pages.... Its layout and writing is clear and fun to read.

 
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