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Out of the attic :inventing antiques in twentieth-century New England /Briann G. Greenfield.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
Inventing antiques in twentieth-century New England
Originator
Greenfield, Briann (Briann G.), 1970-
Publication
Amherst [Mass.] : University of Massachusetts Press
Publisher Series
Public history in historical perspective
Public history in historical perspective.
Contents
Introduction. Inventing antiques -- 1. Priceless and price : the antiquing of New England -- 2. The Jewish dealer : antiques, acculturation, and aesthetics -- 3. Jessie Barker Gardner and George Gardner : making a collection permanent -- 4. Highboys and high culture : adopting an American aesthetic in Deerfield, Massachusetts -- 5. Exhibiting the ordinary : history making at the Smithsonian -- Epilogue. The end of the antique?
Date
c2009.
Description
Briann G. Greenfield traces the transformation of antiques from family keepsakes to valuable artistic objects, examining the role of collectors, dealers, and museum makers in the construction of a new tradition based on the aesthetic qualities of early American furnishings. While recognizing the significance of antiques as symbols of an enduring American culture, Greenfield also delves behind popular rhetoric to examine the development of a retail structure specifically designed to facilitate the buying and selling of old wares. --from publisher description
xii, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Complimentary copy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-251) and index.
Includes index.
ISBN
1558497099 (library cloth : alk. paper)
1558497102 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558497092 (library cloth : alk. paper)
9781558497108 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
258437
Call Number
Stacks NK1133.28.G74 2009
Descriptive terms
Antiek
Antiques business History 20th century.
Antiquities Collectors and collecting History 20th century.
Antiquität.
Antiquitätenhandel.
Antiquitätenmarkt.
House furnishings Marketing
Kunstcollecties
Kunsthandel
Material Type
Case studies.
Places
Neuengland.
New England
New England (Verenigde Staten)

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