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Title:
Identifying American furniture : a pictoral guide to styles and terms, colonial to contemporary
Author:
Naeve, Milo M.
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Edition:
Third edition, revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
108 pages : illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm.
General Note:
"Published in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393318449
Format :
Book

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Central Library NK2405 .N28 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Identifying American Furniture offers answers to the questions most people ask about furniture: "What style is that?" "How can you tell?" and "When was it popular?" Curators, collectors, appraisers, connoisseurs of furniture, and students of history, architecture, and the arts -- as well as those just learning the fascination of stylistic trends in American furniture--will find this succinct handbook essential. Styles are arranged chronologically from 1607 to the present and represent all thirty-five major furniture styles from Arts and Crafts to Windsor. Milo M. Naeve's vivid commentary draws attention to the book's 196 photographs, pinpointing distinctions among the styles. Naeve also offers an excellent guide for further reading.


Author Notes

Milo M. Naeve is the Field-McCormick Curator of American Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. His responsibilities include furniture and other decorative arts from the seventeenth century to the present, as well as painting and sculpture. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous periodicals and journals devoted to American arts and culture.


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