Art Reform

Author: Nonie Gadsden
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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Art Reform. The handmade ceramics of the Paul Revere Pottery, often enlivened with stylized images of animals, flowers or abstract patterns, are best known today by the name of the girls' club whose members created the wares: the Saturday Evening Girls (SEG). Local reformers organized this club in 1899 to provide cultural activities for young Italian and Jewish immigrants of Boston's North End. Under the guidance of designer and illustrator Edith Brown, and as a way of helping with difficult family finances, the group soon turned to crafts. Before long, SEG ceramics had caught on, and were being sold through department stores in cities throughout the Eastern United States; though their success was largely curtailed by World War I, the pottery continued to operate until 1942. Today, SEG ware is highly collectible. Art and Reform offers a briskly written, handsomely illustrated introduction to this episode in Boston's cultural history, discussing the role of the SEG club in the life of the city's immigrant community and its ties to education reform and the Arts and Crafts movement. The book presents some 50 examples of the ceramics themselves, mostly by Sara Galner, one of the group's most gifted members, showing the wit, charm, quiet beauty and lasting influence of these remarkable decorative objects.

Antique Trader Antiques Collectibles Price Guide 2018

Author: Eric Bradley
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440248400
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Antique Trader Antiques Collectibles Price Guide 2018. "A comprehensive one-stop reference." ~Danielle Arnet, The Smart Collector, Tribune Content Agency "...A quick resource with an authoritative voice." ~Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Seasoned Collector, San Jose Mercury News "Accurately reflects the antique and collectible marketplace." ~Larry Cox, King Features Syndicate, Inc. "...Filled with useful photos, information and--maybe most importantly--what it's worth." ~Khristi Zimmeth, The Detroit News Stuffed with 4,000 new color images, expert insight, real world values and information on where to buy and sell, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles is the premiere reference in the field. Vetted by professionals who regularly buy and sell throughout the country and the world, the items in this outstanding resource represent the clearest picture of today's wildly diverse and robust antiques and collectibles hobby.

Arts Crafts Homes And The Revival

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Arts Crafts Homes And The Revival. Devoted to the Arts and Crafts Movement past and present, this new magazine celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. Each issue is a portfolio of the best work in new construction, restoration, and interpretive design, presented through intelligent writing and beautiful photographs. Offering hundreds of contemporary resources, it showcases the work not only of past masters, but also of those whose livelihoods are made in creating well-crafted homes and furnishings today. The emphasis is on today’s revival in architecture, furniture, and artisanry, informed by international Arts & Crafts and the early-20th-century movement in America: William Morris through the Bungalow era. Includes historic houses, essays and news, design details, how-to articles, gardens and landscape, kitchens and baths. Lots of expert advice and perspective for those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit. From the publisher of Old-House Interiors magazine and the Design Center Sourcebook.

At Home With Gustav Stickley

Author: Linda Horvitz Roth
Publisher: Wadsworth Atheneum
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At Home With Gustav Stickley. Arguably the finest private collection of early Gustav Stickley furniture

A New World Imagined

Author: Elliot Bostwick Davis
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
ISBN: 9780878467600
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A New World Imagined. A New World Imagined proposes a bold new look at the art of the Americas by viewing it through its intersections with the world at large. Taking the vast geography and cultural diversity of the North and South American continents as its starting point, the book introduces the ways in which American art, broadly defined, has been shaped both by its encounters with cultures around the globe and by its own past---from the ancient and Native populations who first inhabited these territories to the European, Asian, Scandinavian, and Latino emigres who settled here. But beyond actual immigration, foreign cultures---especially those of Asia and the Islamic world---have also impacted our own in purely imaginary ways, as American artists projected their fantasies and preconceptions on these far-off lands and imported their motifs, inventing a hybridized, and very American, vision of the "other". Discussing over two hundred artworks, from incense burners and drinking vessels to some of this nation's most celebrated paintings and sculptures, A New World Imagined offers an alternate history of the Americas through the diversity of sources with which its art has been fashioned.