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Baxter, Sylvester 1850-1927

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Works: 130 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 1,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Pictorial works  Utopian fiction  Forecasts  Guidebooks  Musical settings  Catalogs  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Composer
Classifications: PS1086, 813.4
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Looking backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy( Book )
25 editions published between 1887 and 1931 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
This is the America to which Julian West, a young Bostonian, awakens after more than a century of sleep. West's initial sense of wonder, his gradual acceptance of the new order and a new love, and Bellamy's wonderful prophetic inventions-electric lighting, shopping malls, credit cards, electronic broadcasting-ensured the mass popularity of this 1888 novel. But however rich in fantasy and romance, Looking Backward is a passionate attack on the social ills of nineteenth-century industrialism and a plea for social reform and moral renewal. In her introduction, Cecelia Tichi discusses how the novel echoes the anguish and hopes of its own age while it embodies a sustaining myth of the American literary tradition-that man's perfectibility is attainable in the New World
The Southwest in the American imagination : the writings of Sylvester Baxter, 1881-1889 by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
In the fall of 1886, Boston philanthropist Mary Tileston Hemenway sponsored an archaeological expedition to the American Southwest. Directed by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, the Hemenway Expedition sought to trace the ancestors of the ZuAis with an eye toward establishing a museum for the study of American Indians. In the third year of fieldwork, Hemenway's overseeing board fired Cushing based on doubts concerning his physical health and mental stability, and much of the expedition's work went unpublished. Today, however, it is recognized as a critical base for research into all of southwestern prehistory. Drawing on materials housed in half a dozen institutions and now brought together for the first time, this projected seven-volume work presents a cultural history of the Hemenway Expedition and early anthropology in the American Southwest, told in the voices of its participants and interpreted by contemporary scholars. Taken as a whole, the series comprises a thorough study and presentation of the cultural, historical, literary, and archaeological significance of the expedition, with each volume posing distinct themes and problems through a set of original writings such as letters, reports, and diaries. Accompanying essays guide readers to a coherent understanding of the history of the expedition and discuss the cultural and scientific significance of these data in modern debates. This first volume, "The Southwest in the American Imagination," presents the writings of Sylvester Baxter, a journalist who became Cushing's friend and publicist in the early 1880s and who traveled to the Southwest and wrote accounts of the expedition. Included are Baxter's early writings aboutCushing and the Southwest, from 1881 to 1883, which reported enthusiastically on the anthropologist's work and lifestyle at ZuAi before the expedition. Also included are published accounts of the Hemenway Expedition and its scientific promise, from 1888 to 1889, drawing on Baxter's central role in expedition affairs as secretary-treasurer of the advisory board. Series co-editor Curtis Hinsley provides an introductory essay that reviews Baxter's relationship with Cushing and his career as a journalist and civic activist in Boston, and a closing essay that inquires further into the lasting implications of the "invention of the Southwest," arguing that this aesthetic was central to the emergence and development of southwestern archaeology. Seen a century later, the Hemenway Expedition provides unusual insights into such themes as the formation of a Southwestern identity, the roots of museum anthropology, gender relations and social reform in the late nineteenth century, and the grounding of American nationhood in prehistoric cultures. It also conveys an intellectual struggle, ongoing today, to understand cultures that are different from the dominant culture and to come to grips with questions concerning America's meaning and destiny
La arquitectura hispano colonial en México by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
9 editions published in 1934 in Spanish and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The legend of the Holy Grail as set forth in the frieze painted by Edwin A. Abbey for the Boston Public library by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
4 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
This is a description of each of the fourteen panels of Abbey's painting
Fatinitza : comic opera by Franz von Suppé( score )
10 editions published between 1879 and 1969 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Spanish-colonial architecture in Mexico by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
7 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The majority of these photographs of colonial architecture in Mexico illustrate churches and other religious buildings, though secular structures are covered as well. Views include exteriors, interiors, and details of architectural sculpture. Coverage includes buildings at the following sites: Celaya, Coyoacán, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Guadalupe, Guanajuato, Ixtacalco, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luís Potosí, San Miguel de Allende, Morelia, Tasco, Tepozotlán, Tlaxcala, Tzintzúntzan, and Zacatecas
The old New world. An account of the explorations of the Hemenway southwestern archæological expedition in 1887-88, under the direction of Frank Hamilton Cushing by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
11 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Boston park guide : including the municipal and metropolitan systems of Greater Boston by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 1895 and 1898 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The Morse collection of Japanese pottery by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
8 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The Hotel Cluny of a New England village by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
3 editions published between 1901 and 1986 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The cruise of a land-yacht by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
7 editions published between 1891 and 1964 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Plastic sketches, of J.G. and J.F. Low : forty-seven illustrations by J.G. & J.F. Low (Firm)( Book )
2 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A portfolio highlighting the work Arthur Osborne produced for the J.G. & J.F. Low tile company. Osborne's "plastic sketches" were decorative tiles made by molds derived from his original models. The booklet contains an essay by Sylvester Baxter and 47 loose heliotype plates printed in various tints
The unseen house, and other poems by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
4 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
An artist's sketch book of old Marblehead by Lester G Hornby( Book )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Remaking a railway: a study in efficiency, being an appreciation of the new transportation epoch in New England by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Spanish-colonial architecture in Mexico by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
5 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
El texto de este libro constituye uno de los primeros intentos serios por estudiar y conservar la arquitectura del periodo colonial en México. Baxter, quien viajó por el país a principios del siglo pasado, considera una cuestión de vital importancia el rescate de los monumentos de uno de sus periodos arquitectónicos más ricos. El libro ha sido ilustrado con las fotografías de Henry G. Peabody, fotógrafo, €conferenciante y editor de diapositivas y docum entales educativos, las cuales€documentan con dramatismo las condiciones, muchas veces deplorables, de las construcciones coloniales mexicanas
Golden New England by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The viking's last voyage by G. W Chadwick( score )
4 editions published between 1881 and 1909 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The ring and the tree and other poems by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Greater Boston : a study for a federalized metropolis comprising the city of Boston and surrounding cities and towns by Sylvester Baxter( Book )
2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Baxter, Silvester 1850-1927
Baxter, Silvestre 1850-1927
Sylvester Baxter American newspaper writer and urban planner
Languages
English (122)
Spanish (9)
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