By Morrison H. Heckscher
Историческая хроника развития стиля Рококо в мебели и разнообразных предметах, и следы его развития в Новом Свете. Множество оригинальных идей для творческих людей и любителей деревообработки.
Chronicles the origins of the Rococo type in furnishings and lines its improvement within the New World.
A lot of unique rules for inventive humans and woodworkers
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N ew York 's p ractitioner s, th ou gh less ac tive, had clo se ti es w ith th eir Ph il ad el phi a peer s, an d, lat e in the ce n t u ry, wh at mi ght b e co ns ide re d a d istin ct i v e regi on al sc hoo l of e ng rave rs flouri sh ed in ce n t ra l Co n nec tic u t. In B o st on , the eng ra ve rs w hose wor k inclu d e d fine rococo o rna men t were Thom as J ohn st on (h is birthp lace unkn o wn) and N athaniel Hurd an d Paul Rever e, both nati ve b o rn. Their wo rk was decorative but o rde rly, havin g sy m me trical ca rto uc hes ma de u p of scrolls, foliage, and o the r m oti fs H+itillg ccrtijicate, attributed to Abel Buel!
In th e m o st o rn ate interi ors. o ve rdoor ped im ents ec hoed th e over ma n tel. Th e u se o f ca rved b rack et s at th e o pe n en d o f each tread o f a sta ircase was equa lly co mmo n . R o co co-car ved o rna me n t ap peared in th e spa nd rels o f arc hways . especia lly in th o se sepa rating entran ce h all s fr om stai r h all s, an d in room s w he re arc h ed openin gs flank ed firepl aces or wi ndows. In ch u rc hes, co l u m ns a n d pil ast e rs we re fr equentl y em be llis h ed wi t h ca r ve d ca p itals th at foll owed th e tim ehon o red design s o f th e class ica l o rders (princ ip ally th e Corint hian and th e Co m posi te).
Parlor chimnevpiece, 1783-85, the John Langdon house, Portsmouth 21 New York In th e va lley of th e Hudson , up to Alba ny, th er e rem ains but a h andful o f exa m p les of rococo a rc h itec t u ra l o rn a me n t , on ly thr ee of wh ich a re int act in th eir orig ina l st r uc t ures. T he 17oos, th e he yd a y o f t he style , saw th e co ns t ructio n o f m an y a g ra nd h o u se , inclu d in g th at of C ha rles Ward Apth orp (bro t he r to Eas t) in upp er M anh attan ( 1704) , th e M or ri s-Jum el hou se, also in M anh a tt an ( 170))' a nd th e Schu yler M an sion , in Alb an y ( 17° 1- ° 4); th e first de molished, th e o the rs rem odele d an d any ro co co woodwo rk dest ro yed.
American rococo, 1750-1775: elegance in ornament by Morrison H. Heckscher