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American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament

Heckscher, Morrison H., Bowman, Leslie Greene

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ISBN 10: 0810964120 / ISBN 13: 9780810964129
Published by Harry N Abrams
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New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, 1992. 1st edition. No additional printings. 4to Hardcover 288 pgs. Color and B/W illustrations. Fine Book and Fine Dust Jacket. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # X04A-00537

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Title: American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in ...

Publisher: Harry N Abrams

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The rococo style was among the primary artistic contributions of the eighteenth century. Its manifestations throughout Europe have been comprehensively acknowledged and chronicled, but its influence in America, where it was probably the century's crowning design achievement (commonly referred to as the Chippendale style), had never been thoroughly examined. It was a lavish taste that found surprisingly fertile ground in the colonies, where affluent members of society, rejoicing in their hard-won prosperity, strove to adopt London fashions. The exhibition, "American Rococo, 1750–1775: Elegance in Ornament" was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the latter's motivations emanating from the desire to bring an exhibition of American Chippendale furniture to a city where such objects have always been in short supply.

The book includes chapters on European origins and the American manifestations of the rococo, a brief discussion of firearms, and architecture, and medium-based explorations of objects made of paper, silver, wood, iron, glass, and ceramic. [This book was originally published in 1992 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]

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Morrison H. Heckscher is Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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