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Caskey Winkler Gail


University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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404,25 PLN
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''The materials that decorate our homes and protect us from cold light and prying eyes reveal as well as conceal. Drapery and curtain designs tell the story of great shifts in home and work life that accompanied innovations in textile manufacturing technology and the fashion industry over the course of the nineteenth century.'/'''''Capricious Fancy'/' chronicles the changes in fashionable curtain and drapery styles in the United States and Europe during the Industrial Revolution. This unique compilation contains hundreds of illustrations most in full color reproduced from more than one hundred rare pattern books workroom manuals trade catalogues and examples of design literature selected from the collections of The Athenæ:um of Philadelphia including the Samuel J. Dornsife Collection of The Victorian Society in America. Each design is annotated with a description of its source and significance. Gail Caskey Winklers research confirms the mastery of French upholsterers in the art of draping windows bedsteads and doorways. The book follows the transmission of high styles from Paris to London to North America before the middle of the nineteenth century and the development of the retail home fashion business including the mailorder trade. Even as wealth spread disparity continued between the upper and middle classes in adopting the newest fashions. Meanwhile the audience for interior fashion publications switched from male building professionals and artisans to female homemakers.'/'''With 325 images and historical commentary from a leading educator and historic preservation practitioner ''Capricious Fancy'/' is a source of authentic inspiration for preservation professionals interior designers set designers museum curators and anyone with a passion for period dé:cor.'/'''''Capricious Fancy'/' chronicles the changes in American and European curtain and drapery styles from 1800 to 1930 resulting from the Industrial Revolution. This lavishly illustrated book contains 325 rare archival images and historical commentary from a leading historic preservation educator and practitioner.'/'''Foreword: Samuel J. Dornsife and His Collection'br /'&mdash:Roger W. Moss'/'''Introduction: Draping and Curtaining (16551930)'br /'Early NineteenthCentury Sources (18001839)'br /'MidNineteenthCentury Sources (18391870)'br /'Late NineteenthCentury Sources (18701900)'br /'Early TwentiethCentury Sources (19001930)'/'''Glossary'br /'Bibliography'br /'Index'br /'Acknowledgments'/'Gail Caskey Winkler is Lecturer at the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Senior Partner of LCA Associates a design firm specializing in historic interiors. Her books include Victorian Interior Decoration Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings and An Analysis of Drapery. Roger W. Moss is Emeritus Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and retired Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is

Data Publikacji: 2012-10-25
Wymiary: 279 mm 241 mm

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