Pewter At The Victoria And Albert Museum

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Author : Anthony North
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023640480
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This comprehensive study, based on the extensive collection at the V&A, covers pewterware from a large number of countries, including Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Scandinavia, China and the USA. The collection is especially rich in continental pieces, and the book features an important series of German guild cups as well as some outstanding late 16th-century French pewter. Both secular and religious works are included, ranging from the late Middle Ages to the present day. Outlining methods of manufacture and tracing the development of the pewter trade, the full introduction also gives a brief history of the V&A collection. The book contains over 200 illustrations, examining many of the pieces in detail and including important inscriptions and marks, while contemporary paintings and engravings place pewter production in historical context. The text is arranged in thematic chapters, such as domestic pewter and 20th-century works, and also features a short section on fakes.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Pewter At Colonial Williamsburg

Author : John D. Davis
ISBN : 0879352183
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Pewter was the metal of choice for household goods in England and America in the seventeenth and into the eighteenth centuries. Immense quantities of porringers, candlesticks, plates, and other items could be found on both sides of the Atlantic. The collection of British pewter at Colonial Williamsburg, which illustrates the development of basic forms and types of decoration, is remarkable for its breadth and detail. The collection also contains a number of American examples that often exhibit regional and individual preferences.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Peter Stent London Printseller

Author : Alexander V. Globe
ISBN : 9780774841412
Genre : Art
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From the 15th century on, engravings influenced European culture almost as profoundly as books. Like stained glass windows in the Middle Ages or television today, popular prints were designed to reach even the lowest orders of society. In the 17th century, Peter Stent, whose shop stood outside Newgate, was England's most prolific seller of popular prints, maps, and copybooks to the working and rising middle classes. His inventory of copper plates reflected the shifts of popular tastes during this period and commented directly on the turbulent events of the day. In documenting Stent's output, Alexander Globe studied the printsellers' advertising catalogues as external controls for reconstructing inventories as well as indices to contemporary tastes. From these and other contemporary sources, Globe cites every engraving and book attributable to Stent, breaking down the material into types: portraits, maps, miscellaneous sheets, and books (including works on handwriting, politics, natural history, anatomy, costume, and architecture). References and additions are made to the catalogues of Donald Wing and A.M. Hind. Globe takes the history of engraving beyond Hind by including prints from the Commonwealth, Protectorate, and early Restoration periods. Eight appendices supplement the catalogue information. They provide evidence for print identificiation, discuss paper sizes, and list Stent's artists, suppliers, and business associates. All the collectiions in which Stent items may be found are named. The volume concludes with a bibliography and indices of subject as well as post-17th century authors. Globe's introduction to Stent's work is concerned with the social, political, and economic conditions leading to the emergence of a popular printseller who catered to a different clientele from that usually studied by art historians. Stent's career illustrates the mid-17th century commercial revolution which saw the artisan's customers change from the wealthy leisure class to the worker who wanted mass-produced cheap goods. Drawing on material in a hundred libraries and museums around the world, the catalogue describes over fifteen hundred engravings, including 319 sheets and five books of portraits, 42 maps, 102 miscellaneous prints and sets (with religious, classical, heeraldic, and satirical subjects), and 86 books (on handwriting, politics, military training, natural history, figure sketches, costume, architecture, and ornament). Richly illustrated with 319 plates, Peter Stent will prove valuable not only to print dealers, art historians, museums, and libraries, but also to social, cultural, and political historians.
Category: Art

Peter Paul Rubens

Author : Anne-Marie S. Logan
ISBN : 9780300104943
Genre : Art
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A magnificent selection of drawings by one of the greatest artists of the seventeenth century
Category: Art

Sir Peter Lely 1618 1680 Dutch Classicist English Portraitist And Collector

Author : Brandon Henderson
ISBN : 9781599426884
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The Dutch-born English Baroque portrait painter Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) is chiefly known for his drowsy, sensual beauties and bewigged courtiers associated with the Restoration court of Charles II. He is often seen as merely successor or "imitator" of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), with a common resemblance in all his sitters and an inability to capture a true likeness, as well as an absence of any personal characterization or psychological interest. Alternately, this dissertation aims to reveal Lely's genius of superb draughtsmanship, fine color and lively composition, as well as to examine and reinstate the artist's impact and deep impress on British painting. Lely's early style owes much to his Dutch origin and training with the pioneers of Dutch classicism, and the distinctive qualities of his early work and the change in his traditions and techniques are examined. The development of Lely's portrait style is examined - from his arrival in England in the early 1640s through his years as leading aristocratic and society portraitist and Principal Painter to the King in the 1660s, to his mature work in the 1670s when his work is characterized by a restricted palette and cool restraint. And finally, Lely as collector is examined. He assembled one of the largest and most impressive private collections of art in seventeenth-century Europe, and his acquisitions and their influences, benefits and effects are considered. Upon Lely's death, his highly important collection was dispersed by auction in a series of four well-publicized sales in 1681, 1682, 1688 and 1694, respectively. These sales brought many important works to the London art market, and were some of the most important sales to date in England, as well as the most spectacular of the modern auction world. Although Lely initially emulated the style and techniques of Van Dyck, he juxtaposed his profound Dutch qualities of rich color, dramatic illumination and romantic landscapes, and ultimately imbued a sensuality, languor and luxurious negligence into the traditions and continuity of Van Dyck's grand Baroque style of English portraiture. Subsequently, together later with Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723), Sir Peter Lely completely dominated British portraiture from the death of Van Dyck in 1641 until William Hogarth (1697-1764) challenged his style in the first half of the eighteenth century. Due to large file size, some images within this ebook do not appear in high resolution.

British Theatre Companies 1965 1979

Author : John Bull
ISBN : 9781408175460
Genre : Performing Arts
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This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to the present. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context; an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the major companies drawing on the Arts Council Archives to trace the impact of funding on the work produced. 1965–1979, covers the period often accepted as the 'golden age' of British Fringe companies, looking at the birth of companies concerned with touring their work to an ever-expanding circuit of 'alternative' performance venues. Leading academics provide case studies of six of the most important companies, including: * CAST, by Bill McDonnell (University of Sheffield, UK) * The People Show, by Grant Tyler Peterson (Brunel University London, UK) * Portable Theatre, by Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) * Pip Simmons Theatre Group, by Kate Dorney (The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK) * Welfare State International, by Gillian Whitely (Loughborough University, UK) * 7:84 Theatre Companies, by David Pattie (University of Chester, UK).
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Making The Grand Figure

Author : Toby Christopher Barnard
ISBN : 0300103093
Genre : History
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"Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, even horses and dogs, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers. Displaying fresh evidence and unexpected perspectives, the book throws new light on Ireland during a formative period. Its discoveries, set within the context of the 'consumer revolution' gripping Europe and North America, allow Ireland for the first time to be integrated into discussions of the pleasures and pains of consumerism."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

Crafting A Continuum

Author : Peter Held
ISBN : 9781469612812
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The Arizona State University Art Museum is renowned for its extensive and notable craft collection and features international acquisitions in wood, ceramic, and fiber. This book, edited by the museum's curators, uses the ASU collection to explore the idea of craft within a critical context, as both idea and action. Crafting a Continuum begins with the genesis of the craft collection and relates it to the historical development of craft in the United States and abroad, exploring both anthropological and cultural concepts of the field. Peter Held and Heather Sealy Lineberry present photographs of the museum's objects alongside essays by distinguished scholars to illuminate historical and contemporary trends. Sidebars and essays by writers in the craft field offer a broad overview of the future of contemporary craft.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Pewter Plate

Author : Henri Jean Louis Joseph Massé
ISBN : PRNC:32101071847030
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Peter Pan And Other Plays

Author : J. M. Barrie
ISBN : 9780191505690
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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As well as being the author of the greatest of all children's plays, Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire. The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the stage.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Gabriella Di Cagno
ISBN : 1934545015
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles the life and career of the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Scientific American

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ISBN : MINN:319510013897835
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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.
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Ian Dury

Author : Will Birch
ISBN : 9780283071249
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Does a fantastic job tracing the development of Dury's career. It also shows how Ian's life shaped his uniquely individualistic style.' Peter Hook (former Joy Division and New Order bassist), Daily Mirror. Widely described as 'punk's poet laureate', Ian Dury is a cultural icon. With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single 'What a Waste', followed later that year by 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'. By now Ian was thirty-six and had worked hard for many years to reach this moment, struggling all the while to find acceptance in spite of the disability he suffered as a result of childhood polio. And yet fame, when it came, almost destroyed him. This groundbreaking and authoritative book gives the first in-depth and compelling account of the life of this charismatic yet complex artist. Author Will Birch interviewed Dury several times during his lifetime, and has also spoken to more than sixty people who were extremely close to Ian, including family members, fellow musicians, friends, lovers and business associates.
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Scenic Art For The Theatre

Author : Susan Crabtree
ISBN : 9780240804620
Genre : Performing Arts
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This new full color edition is significantly up-dated to new interviews with "old masters" and successful "divas" of the industry, up-dated safety tips, and additional insights into the business of scenic design. Expanded to include a new chapter dedicated to painting techniques, the book will now feature detailed step-by-step descriptions of common two-dimensional painting techniques. Wood graining, marble and stone, and brick painting are few examples of the new techniques to be covered. *New interviews with "old masters" and successful "divas" of the industry * Insights into the business of scenic design * A new chapter dedicated to painting techniques and detailed step-by-step descriptions of common two-dimensional painting techniques
Category: Performing Arts