One of the most important works of recent Colonial Revival scholarship. Consists of seminar papers on the full range of colonial revival expression in American life. Chapters include William Butler, "Another City upon a Hill: Litchfield, Connecticut, and the Colonial Revival," Charles B. Hosmer, Jr., "The Colonial Revival in the Public Eye: Williamsburg and Early Garden Restoration," Edward Teitelman and Betsy Fahlman, "Wilson Eyre and the Colonial Revival in Philadelphia," Mardges Bacon, "Toward a National Style of Architecture: The Beaux-Arts Interpretation of the Colonial Revival," Catherine M. Howett, "A Georgian Renascence in Georgia: The Residential Architecture of Neel Reid," Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., "The Tradition of the Old: Colonial Revival Silver for the American Home," Rodris Roth, "The New England, or 'Old Tyme,' Kitchen Exhibit at Nineteenth-Century Fairs," Susan Prendergast Schoelwer, "Curious Relics and Quaint Scenes: The Colonial Revival at Chicago's Great Fair," Melinda Young Frye, "The Beginnings of the Period Room in American Museums: Charles P. Wilcomb's Colonial Kitchens, 1896, 1906, 1910," Celia Betsky, "Inside the Past: The Interior and the Colonial Revival in American Art and Literature, 1860-1914," Beverly Seaton, "A Pedigree for a New Century: The Colonial Experience in Popular Historical Novels, 1890-1910," Karal Ann Marling, "Of Cherry Trees and Ladies' Teas: Grant Wood Looks at Colonial America," Jeanne S. Rymer, "Arthurdale: A Social Experiment in the 1930s," and William B. Rhoads, "The Colonial Revival and the Americanization of Immigrants."
An ambitious attempt to cover all aspects of Victorian artistic production, including the Colonial Revival.
Three-part series in a British magazine that considers the history, architecture and decorative detail of the restoration work at Colonial Williamsburg.
Collected essays focusing on the colonial revival in a particular region of Maine. Chapters include Donna Brown, "Purchasing the Past: Summer People and the transformation of the Piscataqua Region in the Nineteenth Century;" Richard M. Candee, "The New Colonials: Restoration and Remodeling of Old Buildings Along the Piscataqua;" Lucinda A. Brockway, "'Tempus Fugit': Capturing the Past in the Landscape of the Piscataqua;" Woodard D. Openo, "Artistic Circles and Summer Colonies;" Karen Oakes, "'Colossal in Sheet- Lead'; The Native American and Piscataqua-Region Writers; and Kevin D. Murphy, "The Politics of Preservation: Historic House Museums in the Piscataqua Region."
Essays and cataloged items from the American Arts & Crafts movement. Richard Guy Wilson's "American Arts & Crafts Architecture: Radical though Dedicated to the Cause Conservative" discusses the Colonial Revival's relationship to the movement.
An entire issue on the restoration of Williamsburg. Includes the following articles by people involved in the project: "The Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia," by Fiske Kimball, "The Historical Background," "Notes on the Architecture," by William Graves Perry, "City Plan and Landscaping Problems," by Arthur A. Shurcliff, and "Paints, Furniture and Furnishings," by Susan Higginson Nash.
Collection of papers from a 1987 symposium that focuses on the Colonial Revival's influence on museums. Essays include "Looking Backward to the Future: The Colonial Revival and American Culture," by Harvey Green; "Cherry Hill: The Evolution of a Colonial Revival Home, 1882-1955," by Jacqueline Calder; "A New Look at Colonial Williamsburg," by Betty Crowe Leviner; "Pennypacker Mills: A Nineteenth-Century Historian's Vision of the Past," by Margaretta Sander; "The Colonial Revival: New Words for an Old Book," by Ellen M. Rosenthal; "The Wadsworth-Longfellow House: From History Maker to Myth Maker," by Elizabeth J. Miller; and "Tea in Yorktown Parlor: Wallace Nutting's Legacy at the Joseph Webb House," by Douglas Kendall.
Overview of the Colonial Revival movements in architecture, painting and decorative arts in the context of the American Renaissance of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.