American rococo, 1750-1775: elegance in ornament by Morrison H. Heckscher

By Morrison H. Heckscher

Историческая хроника развития стиля Рококо в мебели и разнообразных предметах, и следы его развития в Новом Свете. Множество оригинальных идей для творческих людей и любителей деревообработки.
Chronicles the origins of the Rococo kind in furnishings and strains its improvement within the New World.
A lot of unique rules for artistic humans and woodworkers

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J ohnst on ( 1708- 1767) w as ac tive in B ost on b y 1726 an d adve rt ise d hi s own sho p in 173 2. 7 In his tr ad e ca rd o f th at yea r, he d escrib ed him self as a "jap an er " w ho did j apannin g , varn ishi ng, drawin g , gild ing, paintin g , and eng rav ing . H e was also a h ou sep ainter, a sig n painter, an d an o rga n build er. His success ca n b e m easured by th e subs ta n tial esta te h e had am assed at his death . ~ O f th e m ore th an thirt y kn own eng ravings of hi s, four m ap s, t w o tr ad e ca rds, an d o ne b o o kpl at e in clu de clem ents o f ro co co o rnam ent.

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Small din ing room, Between 17 5 5 an d I 759, Washin gton ' s neig h bor th e pl anter an d , later , Revolutionar y sta tes man Ge o rge M ason ( 1725- T792) w as buildin g Gunston H all, a sm all but exquisite Ge orgian hou se . In the ent ra nce h all , th e spa n d re ls of th e arc h way hav e C -sc ro lls w it h p ierced ro caille m antel s, and th e drawin g roo m an d th e dining ro om hav e elabo ra te ca rved moldin g s b ased o n Swan 's D esign s ill A rchitecture. r':' In th is and in subsequent co m m iss io ns, it w as th e efforts o f th o se tw o m en th at acco un t for much of th e roco co in southern archi tec ture.

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