» » Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Public History in Historical Perspective)

Download Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Public History in Historical Perspective) fb2

by Briann G. Greenfield

  • ISBN: 1558497102
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Briann G. Greenfield
  • Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Other formats: lrf lit mobi mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; Public History in Hist. Perspective ser. edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • FB2 size: 1807 kb
  • EPUB size: 1803 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 481
Download Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Public History in Historical Perspective) fb2

Briann G. Greenfield is associate professor of history and coordinator of the public history program at Central . Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; Public History in Hist.

Briann G. Greenfield is associate professor of history and coordinator of the public history program at Central Connecticut State University. Series: Public History in Historical Perspective.

Series: Public History in Historical Perspective. In Out of the Attic, 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.

What is an antique, and what gives antiques value? Rather than attempting to be a comprehensive study of antiques and antiquing, this book uses case studies of various aspects of the history of the antique business in the twentieth century to address these questions

What is an antique, and what gives antiques value? Rather than attempting to be a comprehensive study of antiques and antiquing, this book uses case studies of various aspects of the history of the antique business in the twentieth century to address these questions.

Out of the Attic book. Traces the rise of the modern market for antique goods.

Books in the series will offer analyses of interest not only to academic historians but also to the wide community of. .Out of the Attic Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England. Briann G. Greenfield.

Books in the series will offer analyses of interest not only to academic historians but also to the wide community of scholars engaged in efforts t.

by Briann G.

book by Briann G. by Briann G. But as this book demonstrates, antiquing - particularly the practice of valuing old things for their aesthetic qualities - is a relatively recent invention whose origins can be found in the early years of the twentieth century. Although nineteenth-century Americans did appreciate heirlooms

Greenfield, Briann G. (2009). Out of the attic : inventing antiques in twentieth-century New England. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press.

Greenfield, Briann G. p. 142. ISBN 1558497102. Frank Learoyd Boyden Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. Massachusetts Yankee", Time Magazine profile of Frank Boyden, May 30, 1949.

In Out of the Attic, 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.

Attic: Inventing Antiques in 20th Century New England (2009), pp. 131-66 History and Myth in Massachusetts Public History' 2013 Massachusetts History Conference, Hogan Conference Center, College o.

Greenfield, Highboys and High Culture: Adapting an American Aesthetic in Deerfield, MA, in Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in 20th Century New England (2009), pp. 131-66. T. Gordon, Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life B. Carson & C. Carson, "Things Unspoken: Learning Social History From Artifacts," in J. Gardner & G. Adams, ed. Ordinary People and Everyday Life (1983), pp. 181-203. History and Myth in Massachusetts Public History' 2013 Massachusetts History Conference, Hogan Conference Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 8. Related documents.

Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press; Stillinger, Elizabeth, The Antiquers (forthcoming), 'The Mother of American Material Culture.

In this era of Antiques Roadshow and eBay, it is hard to imagine a time when Americans did not treasure the home furnishings of elite early American families. But as this book demonstrates, antiquing―particularly the practice of valuing old things for their aesthetic qualities―is a relatively recent invention whose origins can be found in the early years of the twentieth century. Although nineteenth-century Americans did appreciate heirlooms, they saw them as memory markers, tangible representations of honored ancestors or local history. In Out of the Attic, 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. With antique shops proliferating all over New England, pickers going door-to-door in search of "finds," and forgers taking illicit advantage of growing demand, antique owners and collectors found themselves trying to navigate a retail market characterized by escalating prices and high stakes purchases. In this sense, antiques functioned as more than remnants of a treasured past; they became modern consumer goods. The book is divided into a series of case studies, each intended to illuminate some aspect of "the dynamic of consumer history." One chapter examines the role of Jewish dealers in promoting American antiques; another profiles Jessie Baker Gardner, a small-time collector and would-be museum maker from Providence, Rhode Island. Greenfield also looks at the institutionalization of antiques, with chapters focusing on Henry Flynt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, who embraced the "aestheticization of antiques" in the 1940s and 1950s, and on Smithsonian curator C. Malcolm Watkins, who challenged the decorative art market during the 1950s and 1960s by purchasing old tools and crude furniture for the nation's museum.

Related to Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England (Public History in Historical Perspective) fb2 books: