American 18-19th Century Decorative Arts



 

Introduction

This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 18-19th Century Decorative Arts." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

2011-

2006-2010

2001-2005

1998-2000

 

TFAO references:

As of 6/12/12 Resource Library contained 371 pages containing the phrase "decorative arts."

 

A Google Book Search conducted March 26, 2008 located the following books published with full view. The catalogues are listed in reverse date order.

also see:

In October 2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched MetPublications, an online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum's print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this new addition to the Met's website will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since its founding in 1870, as well as online publications. Publications to be added to the program on a continuing basis include recently published books and online publications, and print titles published by the Metropolitan Museum from 1870 to 1964, as well as print-on-demand options for out-of-print titles. Following are relevant titles available for.pdf download:

Nineteenth-Century America: Furniture and Other Decorative Arts; Tracy, Berry B., Marilynn Johnson, Marvin D. Schwartz, and Suzanne Boorsch (1970)
 
Baltimore Federal Furniture in The American Wing; Bordes, Marilynn Johnson (1972)
 
American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Late Colonial Period. Vol. II, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles; Heckscher, Morrison H. (1985)
 
American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Libin, Laurence (1985)
 
American Kasten: The Dutch-Style Cupboards of New York and New Jersey, 1650-1800; Kenny, Peter M., Frances Gruber Safford, and Gilbert T. Vincent (1991)
 
American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament; Heckscher, Morrison H., and Leslie Greene Bowman (1992)
 
A Walk Through The American Wing; The curators of the American Wing, with an introduction by Morrison H. Heckscher and H. Barbara Weinberg (2002)
 

TFAO also suggests these DVD or VHS videos:

American Heritage is a two-part 30 minute Wilton program that showcases American history through vivid images of past and present. An engaging overview for American art history and social studies students, particularly at the middle school level.

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