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Wheeler, Candace [1827-1923]

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1921
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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4to. ((25 cm.) [6]vii-ix[3]3-151[1]p. Profusely illustrated with a black and white frontispiece portrait of Candace Wheeler plus 66 captioned photos, including several in full color. Foredge untrimmed. Red cloth with gilt letters on the spine. Very minor wear to extremities with a couple of corners just barely rubbed through, gilt slightly dulled, small waterstain on spine, previous owner's bookplate with her signature [Madelene R. Valente], all illustrations present and in fine condition, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. Candace Wheeler [1827-1923], "often credited as the 'mother' of interior design, was one of America's first woman interior and textile designers. She is famous for helping to open the field of interior design to women, making decorative art affordable, and for encouraging a new style of American design. In the years after the Civil War, she advocated the fields of applied art, fine art and design as suitable for women, especially for the thousands of war widows who needed to be able to support their families. Wheeler was instrumental in the development of art courses for women in a number of major American cities. She was associated with the Colonial Revival, Aesthetic Movement, and the Arts and Crafts Movement throughout her long career. Wheeler was considered a national authority on home decoration. Wheeler was a member of the Associated Artists, along with Louis Comfort Tiffany. She founded the Society of Decorative Art in New York City (1877), and encouraged the creation of similar artistic societies across the country. Wheeler is also noted for designing the interior of the Women's Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL." [Wikopedia]. Bookseller Inventory # 005874

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Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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