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Samuel McIntire of Salem Furniture Maker & Wood Carver -Important Reference Book

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Seller: joslinhall (7,635) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162287882437 “Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style” By Dean T. Lahikainen. Published by the Peabody Essex Museum in 2007, but now out of print. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: “For more than a century, historians have been searching for the true Samuel McIntire (1757–1811) and have been trying to define his role in shaping the cultural heritage of Salem, Massachusetts. Trained as a carpenter by his father, McIntire taught himself the art of architectural drawing and went on to design scores of public and private buildings in Salem, long celebrated for their elegance and beauty. After 1790, however, he made his living primarily as a wood carver, providing ornamental decoration for many of the buildings he designed as well as for furniture and more than two dozen sailing vessels. McIntire was also called upon to carve portrait busts and even a model of a historic pear, commissions that brought him into the realm of academic sculpture.""Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style is the first book to examine the full range of his carving career and to put it into a broader perspective in terms of the work of his contemporaries and other decorative traditions of the Federal period. The book draws on the remarkable collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts, which owns most of McIntire’s architectural drawings and several of his most important buildings, as well as furniture in public and private collections from around the country. Lahikainen presents a critical analysis of McIntire’s carving style and questions some long-held attributions that shed new light on his role as a furniture maker and designer. The book accompanied a major exhibition of McIntire’s work, curated by Lahikainen. This is not an exhibition catalogue; rather, it is an in-depth examination of the works by this master carver that will be required reading for anyone interested in Federal-era design, decorative art, and architecture”. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 305 pages, 315 color and 131 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. CONDITION NOTES: The dust jacket has a little lamination rouging along the center-rear of the spine (please see the photo above). Otherwise the jacket and book are clean and nice, with a tight binding. - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each book -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. 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