AntiqueSpeak by Kathryn B. Hiesinger
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AntiqueSpeak
By Kathryn B. Hiesinger

AntiqueSpeak

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

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AntiqueSpeak by Kathryn B. Hiesinger

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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 objects (furniture, toys and games), specialized areas of collecting (folk art, Judaica), and concerns involved with acquiring and caring for antiques (auctions, condition, marks and signatures). In addition, the book includes a handy one-page StyleChart; a section of color plates (one for each major style); an album of ornaments and classical orders, represented by line drawings; labeled drawings of selected furniture types; an introduction that explains how to use the book; and an invaluable index that provides dates and nationalities for all the designers, craftsmen, artists, and others discussed in the entries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789203373
ISBN-10: 0789203375
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Pages: 215
Imprint: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 27-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Helps to demystify all aspects of the subject for amateurs and professionals, providing information in a concise form. Entries range from styles, materials, types of objects and specialized areas of collecting, to issues involved with acquiring and caring for antiques.

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