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Techniques in American folk decoration

Author: Jean Herzberg Lipman
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1972, ©1951.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book of early American folk decoration includes a variety of figures and motifs, ranging from hex signs through stylized birds and animals; fruit, floral and leaf patterns; depictions of angels, mermaid and other human and semi-human figures; scrolls and tendrils to simple geometric ornament. These were used to decorated everything from the smallest household utensil to the sides of barns and carriages.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Herzberg Lipman
ISBN: 0486222179 9780486222172
OCLC Number: 1001491917
Notes: Previously published under title: American folk decoration.
Description: xii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Titles: American folk decoration
Responsibility: by Jean Lipman, with practical instruction by Eve Meulendyke.

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This book of early American folk decoration includes a variety of figures and motifs, ranging from hex signs through stylized birds and animals; fruit, floral and leaf patterns; depictions of angels, mermaid and other human and semi-human figures; scrolls and tendrils to simple geometric ornament. These were used to decorated everything from the smallest household utensil to the sides of barns and carriages. Techniques for both free-hand work and stenciling are covered. It explains preparation of surfaces; choice of materials and paint; application of leaf; emthods of enlarging designs; and finishing. It also talks about tinware, furniture, accessories, fabrics, architectural decoration, coach and sign painting and fractur; as well as the history of the craft.

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