Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans

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University of Virginia Press, 1995 - Art - 254 pages
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In Rockbridge County Artists & Artisans, Barbara Crawford and Royster Lyle, Jr., trace the development of many artisans' activities in Rockbridge County - in fine arts, textiles, furniture, tall clocks, rifles, ironwork, and pottery - from 1750 through the post Civil War years. Some of the artifacts documented were created by renowned American artists such as Frederic Church and Edward Hicks; most were produced by the county's Scotch-Irish or German immigrants and their descendants. The result of more than a decade of research, Rockbridge County Artists & Artisans provides fascinating stories and new information on how the arts and everyday crafts flourished in this picturesque region. An especially valuable chapter profiles four hundred artists and artisans, whose work is described in brief biographies. As the detailed study of a single county, the book serves as a model for localities in understanding and preserving their past.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
8
PREFACE
11
ROCKBRIDGE County ARTISTS do ARTISANS IN PHOTOGRAPHS
17
INTRODUCTION
33
FINE ARTS
37
TEXTILES
57
FURNITURE
79
Tall CLOCKS
129
POTTERY
167
PROFILES
183
Rockbridge County Artists Artisans 17501900
185
NOTES
231
BIBLIOGRAPHY
241
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
247
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
248
INDEX
250

RIFLES
139
IRONWORK
151

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About the author (1995)

Barbara Crawford was associate director of the Stonewall Jackson House and serves on the board of governors of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

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