Free Downloads
The Winterthur Guide To Recognizing Styles: American Decorative Arts From The 17th Through The 19th Centuries (Winterthur Decorative Arts Series)

The third offering in the Winterthur Decorative Arts Series (which also includes Evaluating Your Collection and The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection), The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles serves as an invaluable guide to identifying styles in the decorative arts.What distinguishes Queen Anne furniture from William and Mary? Not sure if your candlestick is Federal or Empire? What does Chippendale-style creamware look like? Illustrated in full color with objects from Winterthur's outstanding collection, this book answers these questions and more. Covering the years 1640 to 1860, it provides a road map for recognizing the defining characteristics of each period and understanding how styles have developed and changed over the years.

Series: Winterthur Decorative Arts Series

Paperback: 150 pages

Publisher: Winterthur; 1st edition (December 1, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 091272451X

ISBN-13: 978-0912724515

Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,399,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #209 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Art #1483 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Decorating #2960 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles

I thought there would be more antiques and folk art or items it was not what I had envisioned-It is an ok book just not what I was looking for

I heartily recommend the full series from Winterthur. These books contain a good overview, and details I had not known before.

Excellent book!

The Winterthur Guide to Recognizing Styles: American Decorative Arts from the 17th through the 19th Centuries (Winterthur Decorative Arts Series) Piano Literature of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries Books 6B (Francis Clark Library for Piano Students) (Bk. 6b) A Woodland Feast: Native American Foodways of the 17th & 18th Centuries Staffordshire Figures of the 19th & 20th Centuries: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collector's Guide Series) Tiles & Styles, Jugendstil & Secession: Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Design in German and Central European Decorative Tiles, 1895-1935 28 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries - Medium High, Book Only: Based on the original editions by Alessandro Parisotti Ontario House Styles: The distinctive architecture of the province's 18th and 19th century homes (Lorimer Illustrated History) Artist's Signatures and Monograms of the 19th and 20th Centuries American Witches: A Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries The Official Identification and Price Guide to American Arts and Crafts, 3rd Edition (Official Identification & Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts) Tai Chi: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Tai Chi for Beginners in 60 Minutes or Less! (Tai Chi - Tai Chi for Beginners - Martial Arts - Fighting Styles - How to Fight - Chakras - Reiki) Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide: Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Uniforms of the 19th Century: An Expert Guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business: A Guide to Making Money in the Decorative Arts The Pilgrim Church: Being Some Account of the Continuance Through Succeeding Centuries of Churches Practising the Principles Taught and Exemplified in The New Testament Five Centuries of Spanish Literature: From the Cid Through the Golden Age (Spanish Edition) Wagner Nights: An American History (California Studies in 19th-Century Music) American Government: Readings and Cases (19th Edition) Reversing Osteopenia: The Definitive Guide to Recognizing and Treating Early Bone Loss in Women of All Ages Lymphedema Management: An Essential Guide to Living with Lymphedema - Understanding the Cause, Recognizing Symptoms, Learning to Manage, and Identifying Treatment & Therapy Options