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Antiquespeak

A Guide to the Styles, Techniques and Materials of the Decorative Arts, from the Renaissance to Art Deco

Antiquespeak( )
Author: Hiesinger, Kathryn B.
Marcus, George H.
ISBN:978-0-7892-0189-8
Publication Date:Sep 1997
Publisher:Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Continuing the popular and illuminating "Speak" series, this handsomely designed volume offers a user-friendly lexicon of the decorative arts. Understanding antiques requires knowledge of a specialized vocabulary that tells initiates what something is, where it came from, and when it was made. AntiqueSpeak provides this essential information in concise but illuminating essays that cover almost a millennium of styles (such as Baroque and Art Deco), materials (glass, ivory), types of...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Design / Decorative Arts
Antiques & Collectibles / Reference
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.23 x 8.93 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:1.225 Pounds
Author Biography
Hiesinger, Kathryn B. (Author)
George H. Marcus is director of publications at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and teaches the history of 20th-century design at the University of Pennsylvania.

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