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American Furniture 2013
Luke Beckerdite, ed.

American Furniture Annual

2014 • 352 pp. 384 illus. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4"
Furniture / Decorative Arts & Material Culture

$65.00 Hardcover, 978-0-9827722-3-2

 "American Furniture, the Chipstone journal dedicated to advancing knowledge of furniture made or used in the Americas from the 17th century to the present... [continued in Reviews below]”—Maine Antique Digest

An annual publication forging a link between social history, American studies, and the decorative arts

Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. Begun in 1993, this award-winning annual provides a comprehensive forum on furniture history, technology, connoisseurship, and conservation by the foremost scholars in the field. It is the only interdisciplinary journal devoted exclusively to furniture made or used in the Americas from the seventeenth century to the present.

Forthcoming issues of Chipstone's American Furniture and Ceramics in America annuals are also available at reduced prices by subscription.

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Reviews / Endorsements

 "American Furniture, the Chipstone journal dedicated to advancing knowledge of furniture made or used in the Americas from the 17th century to the present, publishes thought-provoking papers that reveal new ways of looking at American furniture. The six research papers presented in the 2013 American Furniture journal take issue with past assumptions and build on new discoveries. The book reviews cover the books we should have read on the topics." —Maine Antique Digest

American Furniture has energized the field, inspiring scholars to publish their research and insights. It provides, not only for the scholarly community but for all interested parties, the latest thinking on the subjects.”—Peter M. Kenny, Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Since its inception, this ground-breaking journal has consistently provided a forum for dissemination of the best and most up-to-date research in the field of American furniture. The essays are insightful, probing, and illuminating. In short, American Furniture is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the topic.”—Ronald Hurst, Carlisle Humelsine Curator of Collections and Vice President of Collections and Museums, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

American Furniture embraces the American experience from the seventeenth century to the present by using furniture to access the historical contexts of culture, society, and technology. Curators, collectors, and a growing number of historians rely on American Furniture for current interpretation. Few journals in the fields of art and antiques are anticipated with equal enthusiasm.”—Philip Zea, Executive Director of Historic Deerfield

LUKE BECKERDITE is editor of American Furniture and a decorative arts scholar living in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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