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Fennimore, Donald L.
Iron at Winterthur.

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 2004.

"Iron at Winterthur, a catalogue of the extensive but previously unpublished collection at the museum, fills an oft--neglected niche in the field of decorative arts-that of the history and use of iron in the everyday life of 17th, 18th, and 19th century Americans. With essays and entries on approximately 275 cast, wrought, and sheet iron objects for every household function, the author not only addresses the specifics of maker, date, place of origin, and the like but also presents thematic and interpretive commentary dealing with economics, craft, and manufacturing techniques and the marketplace. Donald L. Fennimore adeptly tells the story of skill and artistry, illuminating the grace and beauty inherent in everyday iron objects. The book's introduction documents the formation of the collection by museum founder H. F. du Pont, one of the 20th-century's most notable collectors of Americana".

Hardcover. 11.5"x10", 428 pages, 425 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90346
Price: $ 70.00      

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