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A Noble Feast
A Noble Feast

English Silver from the Jerome and Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Hartop, Christopher

Celebrating the stunning beauty of English silver crafted over three centuries, A Noble Feast offers unique insight into the developments that took place in eating and drinking...


Perique

Photographs by Charles Martin

Martin, Charles

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American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
O'Leary, Elizabeth, Yount, Sylvia, Rawles, Susan J., Curry, David Park

With this publication, produced in conjunction with the largest expansion in the history of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the full scope of the museum’s outstanding...


English Silver
Bliss, Joseph

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Imagining Eden
Imagining Eden

Connecting Landscapes

Gomes, Lyle

"Because Eden’s genius resides in imagination, it is a mobile spirit; always found in place but never confined by place. The spirit of Eden migrates within us, animated through...


Material Witnesses
Material Witnesses

Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia

Wells, Camille

The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this...


Stewards of Memory
Stewards of Memory

The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Cadou, Carol Borchert

Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and...


Keeping Score
Keeping Score

Music, Disciplinarity, Culture

Schwarz, David, Kassabian, Anahid

Keeping Score is a diverse collection of essays that argues for and demonstrates the current effort to redefine the methods, goals, and scope of musical scholarship. This...


Drone Art

Low Altitude Landscapes

Vigour, John

The wide-angle aerial photographs collected here display the Commonwealth’s beauty as never seen before. Shot using a camera on a bird-sized model helicopter, these panoramic...


Intelligent Infrastructure
Intelligent Infrastructure

Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation

Tierney, T. F.

While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary transformation in the wake of...


Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans
Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans
Crawford, Barbara, Lyle, Royster, Jr.

In Rockbridge County Artists & Artisans, Barbara Crawford and Royster Lyle, Jr., trace the development of many artisans' activities in Rockbridge County - in fine...


The Cubans
The Cubans
Combs, Jack Beckham

Asked to conjure an image of Cuba, most Americans see a country of elegant, crumbling buildings and old American cars. While it takes less than twenty-five minutes to fly from...


San Francisco
San Francisco

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong...


Biography of a Tenement House in New York City
Biography of a Tenement House in New York City

An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street

Dolkart, Andrew S.

"I trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower," writes Andrew S. Dolkart. "Not to the legendary ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, but to the more...


The Log Cabin
The Log Cabin

An American Icon

Hoagland, Alison K.

For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


Re-creating the American Past
Re-creating the American Past

Essays on the Colonial Revival

Wilson, Richard Guy

Although individually and collectively Americans have many histories, the dominant view of our national past focuses on the colonial era. The reasons for this are many and...


Boston Furniture, 1700-1900
Boston Furniture, 1700-1900
Jobe, Brock, Ward, Gerald W. R.

New Perspectives on Boston Furniture gathers together nineteen essays first delivered at the Winterthur Museum’s 2013 Furniture Forum. It amply illustrates how research...


The Hand and the Soul
The Hand and the Soul

Aesthetics and Ethics in Architecture and Art

Iliescu, Sanda

The essays in The Hand and the Soul explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process--a concern for the environment or for social justice--relate to...


Drawn to Life

Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams

Cave, Mark, Leopold, David

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Indoor America
Indoor America

The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Vesentini, Andrea

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls—these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America...


An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape
An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape
Lounsbury, Carl R.

Covering the full range of building in the South from 1607 to the 1820s, An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape is now available for the first...


Catching Sight
Catching Sight

The World of the British Sporting Print

Merling, Mitchell

This collection sheds new light on a common but often overlooked contribution of British art: the sporting print. Highly sought after during the eighteenth and nineteenth...


Buildings of Texas
Buildings of Texas

East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West

Moorhead, Gerald

From Dallas–Fort Worth to El Paso, Goodnight to Marfa to Langtry, and scores of places in between, the second of two towering volumes assembled by Gerald Moorhead and a team of...


Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village

The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

Wilson, Richard Guy

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for...


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