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By Morrison H. Heckscher

The rococo variety was once one of the fundamental inventive contributions of the eighteenth century. Its manifestations all through Europe were comprehensively said and chronicled, yet its impression in the US, the place it used to be most likely the centurys crowning layout fulfillment (commonly often called the Chippendale style), had by no means been completely tested. It was once a lavish flavor that came upon strangely fertile floor within the colonies, the place prosperous contributors of society, rejoicing of their hard-won prosperity, strove to undertake London models. The exhibition, «American Rococo, 1750–1775: beauty in decoration» was once geared up through The Metropolitan Museum of paintings and the l. a. County Museum of artwork, the latters motivations emanating from the will to convey an exhibition of yank Chippendale furnishings to a urban the place such items have continuously been briefly provide. The ebook contains chapters on ecu origins and the yank manifestations of the rococo, a short dialogue of firearms, and structure, and medium-based explorations of items made from paper, silver, wooden, iron, glass, and ceramic.

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Indu Bhusan Gupta and Mr. Sushil Das, for the copy work. I am also grateful to Dr. Verrier El win and the Oxford University Press for the permission to reproduce the tribal decorations in the last four plates of the book. A. M. NOTES TRADITIONAL DESIGNS AND MOTIFS : 3000 B . C. TO MODERN TIMES PLATES 1—5 Harappa culture: mainly Mohenjo-daro and Harappa seals, dolls and toys, pottery including Nal PLATES 6—8 Sanchi Stupas: mainly railings and gateways PLATES 9—15 Punch-marked coins and pottery: mainly Taxila and South India PLATES 16—22 Ajanta and Bagh murals PLATES 23—44 Muslim monuments: mainly Agra, Delhi, Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Bijapur, Lahore, Jaunpur, etc.

Moreover, as the designer and the manufacturer combined in the traditional craftsman, he could command the shape, form, colour, etc. of the product. The modem age may be incapable of recreating the past. The machine has entered so much in our life and it promises to be more emphatic in the days of the future. There is, on the other hand, the chance of evolving a new and abiding culture by the judicial integration of machine and handicraft. In the present context, “judicial integration” means instillation of a sense of design in the manufacturing process so that we recapture a little of that colour and form in the things of everyday use which were so characteristic in the days of the craftsman.

PLATES 45—52 Buddhist, Jain and Brahminical temples PLATES 53—105 Jewellery and metal wares: mainly Rajasthan, South India, including folk specimens PLATES 106—152 Textiles: woven—mainly Banaras, Orissa, Dacca, Gujarat, Maharashtra; printed—mainly Jaipur, Murshidabad, South India, Gujarat; embroidered—mainly Punjab, Saurashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad, Assam, Manipur, including Bengal Kanthas PLATES 153—166 Paintings and drawings: mainly Orissa, Bengal, Rajasthan including Alpana, Kolam and Kasoti PLATES 167—195 Miscellaneous items including migration of Indian motifs PLATES 196—200 Masks and tribal arts: mainly Orissa, Naga, Bengal and Madhya Pradesh INTRODUCTION ART is applied life.

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