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Little, Nina Fletcher.
American Decorative Wall Painting 1700-1850.

New York E.P. Dutton: 1989. Enlarged edition.

This remains the standard reference work on the subject, and represented quite an exhaustive effort on the author's part. As Marshall Davidson points out in the Foreword to the first edition, most of us have gathered, after reading too much Hawthorne, that our Puritan ancestors lived in a brown and gray world as Mrs. Little shows, this was absolutely not the case. The text is copiously footnoted, and there is a long bibliography of related materials. An important study of American architecture, decoration, and folk art. See also Allen and McClelland for related titles.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 169 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35920
Price: $ 35.00      

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