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American Rococo 1750 1775

Author : Morrison H. Heckscher
ISBN : 9780870996313
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Liberty And Freedom

Author : David Hackett Fischer
ISBN : 9780199883073
Genre : History
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

A Passion For Pottery

Author : Peter Williams
ISBN : 0962258865
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This is the second book dedicated to English pottery in the Henry H Weldon Collection. The first book English Pottery - Stoneware and Earthenware 1650-1800 has become a standard reference book on the subject since its publication 1990.

Interwoven Globe

Author : Amelia Peck
ISBN : 9781588394965
Genre : Exoticism in art
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A global exploration of textile design and its far-reaching influence on aesthetics, commerce, and taste

Dangerous Liaisons

Author : Harold Koda
ISBN : 9780300107142
Genre : Art
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An alluring look at the relationship of clothing and interior design in 18th-century France

John Townsend

Author : Morrison H. Heckscher
ISBN : 0300199406
Genre : Art
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Author : Sarah Coffin
ISBN : 0910503915
Genre : Art
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Text by Sarah D. Coffin, Gail S. Davidson, Ellen Lupton, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel.

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