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Accomplished in all departments of art - Hammatt Billings of Boston, 1818-1874.

O’Gorman, James F.

Verlag: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1998, 1998
ISBN 10: 1558491481 / ISBN 13: 9781558491489
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Titel: Accomplished in all departments of art - ...

Verlag: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1998

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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, xi, 291pp., very good dust-jacket, very good brown cloth, fresh copy Studies in print culture and the history of the book. Includes bibliography of books illustrated by Billings (such as Uncle Tom's Cabin) and buildings designed by him (including major structures such as the Customs Tower in Boston, enormous college halls at Wellesley college and elsewhere). ISBN 1558491481. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28901

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Inhaltsangabe: This book reconstructs the career of Hammatt Billings, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the nineteenth century. Skilled in a wide range of media, Billings designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter in both oils and watercolors, a portraitist, and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in the original American editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Little Women.

Although Billings worked for many private patrons, he was also very much a public artist, giving visible form to the popular celebrations of his era. He designed fireworks displays for the Boston Common, decorated buildings in times of public celebration and mourning, laid out plans for a variety of fairs and festivals, and created floats for parades.

Extensively illustrated and meticulously researched, this book recovers the work of an enormously talented man and makes it clear that no discussion of nineteenth-century Boston or American culture can be complete without a consideration of Billings's contributions.

Inhaltsangabe: Skilled in a wide range of media, 19th-century artist Hammatt Billings (1818-1874) designed furniture, statuary, monuments, architecture, and public and private gardens. He was a painter and portraitist and an illustrator whose drawings appeared in UNCLE TOM'S CABIN and LITTLE WOMEN. This book reconstructs Billings's life and work. 101 illustrations.

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