The Resource Southern furniture, 1680-1830 : the Colonial Williamsburg collection, by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown

Southern furniture, 1680-1830 : the Colonial Williamsburg collection, by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown

Label
Southern furniture, 1680-1830 : the Colonial Williamsburg collection
Title
Southern furniture, 1680-1830
Title remainder
the Colonial Williamsburg collection
Statement of responsibility
by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamburg Collection goes beyond earlier aesthetic and stylistic analyses in providing the most recent information about the South's extensive cabinetmaking traditions. The book is divided into two parts. Three introductory essays explore the history, economy, ethnic and cultural diversity of the South's principal regions - the area around Chesapeake Bay, the backcountry, and the Carolina Low Country. Each essays draws a picture of the lifestyles and living conditions in these areas and examines work, leisure, architecture, and other elements of daily life, many of which are illustrated in drawings and engravings that portray people, houses, and a variety of activities of the period. A useful map leads off each of the three regional sections, enabling the reader to trace the sources of the furniture referred to later." "This overview is followed by a catalogue of 183 entries, each of which examines in detail many of the important objects in the Colonial Williamsburg collection. The entries are divided into four sections based on type (seating furniture, tables, case furniture, and miscellaneous forms) and each section opens with meticulously labeled photographs of the object type that identify the key parts of the furniture referred to in the catalogue descriptions. This useful technical introduction serves as a visual glossary. Each entry begins with a full-page color photograph of the piece of furniture. These were made especially for this book, and following are additional color and black-and-white photographs of details of each object and of related pieces, totaling more than 800. In the readable and interesting entry texts, each artifact is examined in the historical context of its manufacture and use, along with a description of its aesthetic and symbolic functions."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurst, Ronald L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NK2411
LC item number
.H87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Prown, Jonathan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williamsburg (Va.)
  • Furniture, Colonial
  • Furniture
  • Furniture
  • Furniture
  • Furniture
  • Furniture, Colonial
  • Meubels
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Möbel
  • Geschichte 1680-1830
  • Southern States
  • Virginia
  • USA
Label
Southern furniture, 1680-1830 : the Colonial Williamsburg collection, by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 617-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people and the places -- The Chesapeake / Ronald L. Hurst -- The low country / J. Thomas Savage -- The backcountry / Jonathan Prown -- The furniture -- Seating furniture -- Tables --Case furniture -- Other forms
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
639 pages
Isbn
9780879352004
Lccn
97011154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36648464
  • (OCoLC)ocm36648464
Label
Southern furniture, 1680-1830 : the Colonial Williamsburg collection, by Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 617-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people and the places -- The Chesapeake / Ronald L. Hurst -- The low country / J. Thomas Savage -- The backcountry / Jonathan Prown -- The furniture -- Seating furniture -- Tables --Case furniture -- Other forms
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
639 pages
Isbn
9780879352004
Lccn
97011154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36648464
  • (OCoLC)ocm36648464

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