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Silver in American life : selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University

Author: Barbara McLean Ward; Gerald W R Ward
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : D.R. Godine, 1979.
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A humanistic study of the relationship between silver and American life.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silver in American life.
Boston, Mass. : D.R. Godine, 1979
(OCoLC)559987371
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara McLean Ward; Gerald W R Ward
ISBN: 0879232889 9780879232887
OCLC Number: 5202443
Description: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Wilder Green and Alan Shestack --
Acknowledgments --
Smitten with the silver fever / Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W R Ward --
Six themes in American silver --
Mineral of that excellent nature: qualities of silver as a metal / William A Lanford --
You shall not crucify man on a cross of gold: silver and money in America / John P Burnham --
Most genteel of any in the mechanic way: American silversmith / Barbara McLean Ward --
From the shop to the manufactory silver and industry, 1800-1970 / Stephen K Victor --
Handsome cupboard of plate: role of silver in American life / Gerald W R Ward --
As good as sterling: art in American silver / Martha Gandy Fales --
Silver in American life / Barbara McLean Ward, Gerald W R Ward, and Kevin L Stayton --
Silver: Its Sources And Uses: --
Ores and mining --
Production and refining --
Attributes of the metal --
Many uses of silver: photography, industry, the arts --
Coins And Medals: --
Silver in commerce and trade --
American numismatic art --
Silver commemoratives --
Traditional Craft Practices: --
Tools and shop practices --
Apprenticeship --
Specialization --
Related crafts --
Design sources --
Mass Production And Craft Revival: --
Mechanization --
Industrialization --
Silver-plating --
Arts and crafts revival --
Contemporary artist-craftsmen --
Silver And Society: --
Religious ritual --
Presentations silver --
Domestic display and ceremony --
Silver in everyday life --
Objects of personal adornment --
Gallery Of American Silver: --
Three centuries of form and style --
Seventeenth century --
Baroque --
Queen Anne --
Rococo --
Neoclassical --
Victorian and revival styles --
Twentieth century --
Bibliography --
Index of silversmiths, designers, manufacturers, and retailers --
Photograph credits.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara McLean Ward & Gerald W.R. Ward.

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A humanistic study of the relationship between silver and American life.

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