Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri, A Survey of a Vanishing Culture

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Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri, A Survey of a Vanishing Culture

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Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri, A Survey of a Vanishing Culture

by Charles van Ravenswaay

Van Ravenswaay surveys the distinctive Missouri-German architecture, arts and crafts produced in Cooper, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Franklin, Montgomery, Warren and St. Charles Counties from the 1830s to the end of the 19th century in this magnificent book, which includes some six hundred photographs and drawings. Traditional peasant, Biedermeier and eclectic styles of furniture, redware and stoneware pottery, textiles, wood and stone carving, metalwares, musical instruments, objects brought by German immigrants from the Old World, and more, as well as the craftsmen working in all of these fields, are discussed. A reprint of the original with a new introduction by Adolf E. Schroeder. Illustrated, bibliography, index.


ISBN: 0-8262-1700-1

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Pages: 539

Dimensions: 7.75 x 11.25

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