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Treasury of American Antiques: Pictorial Survey of Popular Folk Arts and Crafts American Design is as diverse and fascinating as the many regions of the vast country itself, and as colorful as the rapid frontier functionalism to decorative elegance and the finest craftsmanship, from everyday household objects to exquisite ornamental showpieces. American antiques today hold pride of place in both museums and private homes. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Clarence P. Hornung, an acknowledged authority on American design, introduces the story of American crafts with the national emblems - the eagle, Liberty Bell, and the figure of Columbia - that native artists infused with such freshness and vitality. Then he takes us to the exciting period of the first settles, when a primary concern was the building of ships to maintain a lifeline with England. Marvelous ship figureheads bring this era to life for us. Later, as the Colonists became more settles and developed a native commerce, craftsmen could turn their attention to such needs as tradesmen's signs and symbols - Including the famous cigar store Indian. ... Most of the 450 full-color illustrations have been selected from the Index Of American Design, a record of American craft traditions from early Colonial times to the close of the nineteenth century. Executed during the 1930's under the Works Progress Administration, it employed hundreds of artists who meticulously rendered the finest of the of most representative examples of American Design in watercolor or tempera. Packed with treasures of American inventiveness and craftsmanship, this magnificent volume will attract everyone interested in antiques, history, or American culture.
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0810916703
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0810916703
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0810916703