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Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680â1758

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Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680–1758

By Jack Lindsey
Essays by Edward C. Carter ll, Richard S. Dunn, and Richard Saunders

1999
266 pages
594 illustrations (85 in full color)
11 ½ x 8 ½ "

Paper ISBN 0-87633-129-0
Cloth ISBN 0-87633-130-4

Focusing on Philadelphia's prominent role in the history of Colonial America, this exhibition catalogue surveys the decorative and fine arts produced during the initial settlement of the region. The rich history of craftsmanship—including furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass and metalwork, portraits, and book illustrations—as well as intellectual and scientific pursuits in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries are explored, all in context of Pennsylvania's evolution into an international cultural and economic force. Bibliography, Index.

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