1963 · Newark, NJ
by Gerdts, William H. and Berry B. Tracy
Newark, NJ: The Newark Museum, 1963. Softcover. VG- (Spine is lightly tanned and creased, one copy has pen mark on cover, shelf wear at edges and corners). Off-white illustrated wraps, 212 pp. 100s of bw plates. Published to accompany a 1963 exhibition. Represents the first scholarly approach to defining the decorative and fine arts of this period, followed more than twenty years later by the exhibit at the Baltimore Museum. Consists of two sections. The Decorative Arts are presented by Berry B. Tracy. This portion of the checklist cites 219 pieces of furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, wallpaper, textiles, lamps, stoves, and clocks. The Fine Arts are presented by William H. Gerdts. This portion of the checklist cites 76 paintings from the period. Both include a bibliography and many illustrations of the pieces. One of 1500 paperback copies, and sometimes difficult to find.
(Inventory #: 5508000002)