American Furniture 2023 (Hardcover)

American Furniture 2023 By Luke Beckerdite (Editor), Martha Willoughby (Editor) Cover Image
By Luke Beckerdite (Editor), Martha Willoughby (Editor)
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The Chipstone Foundation's annual American Furniture journal remains one of the most influential publications to have emerged in the field of decorative arts, with this year's edition featuring new research on objects associated with Thomas Jefferson.

The 2023 volume of American Furniture is largely comprised of new research on objects associated with Thomas Jefferson. Essays by Diane Ehrenpreis and Emilie Johnson show how Jefferson was inspired by furniture he saw and used while serving abroad, how he worked with American craftsmen to produce conventional and novel forms, and how he arranged and occasionally modified the pieces he acquired to suit specific locations and personal needs. Cary Howlett's article follows suite while chronicling the conservation of Jefferson's renowned rotating armchair, and James Gergat's article - bolstered by finish microscopy performed and explicated by Susan Buck -- sheds new light on two objects traditionally associated with the Declaration of Independence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781737717515
ISBN-10: 1737717514
Publisher: Chipstone Foundation
Publication Date: April 1st, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English