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Byrdcliffe : an American arts and crafts colony

Author: Nancy E GreenEllen DenkerRobert EdwardsHeidi Nasstrom EvansCheryl RobertsonAll authors
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony, with essays by noted scholars in the fields of American art history and the Arts and Crafts movement, traces the origins of Byrdcliffe as noting less than the cultural nucleus of one of America's most legendary small towns."

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy E Green; Ellen Denker; Robert Edwards; Heidi Nasstrom Evans; Cheryl Robertson; Tom Wolf; Milwaukee Art Museum,
ISBN: 1934260266 9781934260265
OCLC Number: 932825531
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Exhibition itinerary --
Lenders to the exhibition --
Preface / Nancy E. Green --
Introduction / Nancy E. Green --
Byrdcliffe's history / Tom Wolf --
The reality of beauty : Ralph Whitehead and the seeds of a utopia in John Ruskin, William Morris, and Victorian England / Nancy E. Green --
Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead : cofounder of the Byrdcliffe Art School / Heidi Nasstrom Evans --
Byrdcliffe furniture: imagination versus reality / Robert Edwards --
Art at Byrdcliffe / Tom Wolfe --
Purely for pleasure: ceramics at Byrdcliffe / Ellen Paul Denker --
Nature and artifice in the architecture of Byrdcliffe / Cheryl Robertson --
Works in the exhibition / Nancy E. Green and Tom Wolf --
Cast of characters / Nancy E. Green.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy E. Green ; Ellen Paul Denker, Robert Edwards, Heidi Nasstrom Evans, Nancy E. Green, Cheryl Robertson, Tom Wolf.


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