A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts (Kobo eBook)

A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts By Nancy Odegaard, Gerry Wagner Crouse Cover Image
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A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts provides a common and unambiguous vocabulary for the parts of handcrafted decorative, domestic, and artistic items. Terminology for a broad array of object types is presented alongside original 3D illustrations that facilitate objective referencing. The reference enhances learning, labeling, and discussing various craft items in great physical detail.

Sixty-four 3D graphic illustrations provide an effective visual format for identifying the vocabulary/location of the parts on individual objects.

The dictionary is divided into five major sections:

  • Decorative Objects such as a basket, jar/jug, flatware
  • Domestic Furnishings such as a bed with bedding, upholstered chairs, tables
  • Artistic Works and Tools such as books, prints, paintings, photographs, and sculpture
  • Jewelry Adornment Items such as earrings, necklaces, pins, and watches
  • Accessory Articles such as a hat, pipe, comb, and fan

The thoroughness of the annotations makes this volume an essential tool for museum curators and conservators, librarians, connoisseurs, buyers and dealers; artists and crafts persons, collectors, designers, registrars and anyone with an interest in visual history.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781538148884
Publisher: American Alliance Of Museums
Publication Date: February 19th, 2023