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Welsh Furniture 1250-1950 free pdf The long-awaited study of this renowned tradition by the recognized authority, this definitive book explains furniture history to those who have an interest in all things Welsh, and Welsh culture and history to those interested in furniture. The medium of furniture is used to illuminate not only how people at all social levels lived, but how they thought about themselves and their surroundings. The subject is dealt with chronologically, and uses numerous detailed case studies. The accepted view, which sees 'country' or 'provincial' furniture as essentially derivative, is challenged- an alternative approach is recommended, which recognizes the central part played by craftsmen and suggests that development and innovation can take place in areas far removed from metropolitan centres.The text is fully illustrated in colour with over 1500 plates (including some showing fixed woodwork, contemporary interior paintings and craftsmen's inscriptions). Principally of pieces which have not previously been published, most were taken especially for this project. In recognition of the importance of this work, many were provided by National Museum Wales as well as other national and local bodies. Private owners were also generous in allowing the use of their collections. The 2 volumes (each of approx 400 pages 290 mm by 240 mm) are casebound in cloth with colour dust jackets, contained in a colour slipcase. It includes map, glossary, index, and bibliographical endnotes.Excerpt from the Foreword, by Dr Eurwyn Wiliam Director of Collections

About Richard J. Bebb

A native of the Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, Richard Bebb graduated in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. In 1970 he settled in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, and began his career as an antiques dealer creating Country Antiques (Wales) Ltd which specialises in furniture from Wales.Always absorbed in its social and domestic context, he commenced his close study of these distinctive artefacts around 1990, travelling extensively throughout Wales (as well as England and the United States) to examine both furniture and archival material in private houses and public institutions. 'Welsh Furniture 1250 - 1950' is the result of this 16 years of fresh research.

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Author : Richard J. Bebb
Publisher : Saer Books
Data Published : 01 June 2007
ISBN : 0955377315
EAN : 9780955377310
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 825 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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