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Essay: Whirligig, entitled "America" by Frank Memkus
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This essay examines Whirligigs which are wind-powered mechanisms created solely for amusement and first appeared in the American colonies during Revolutionary times. America by Frank Memkus...
Essay: <em>Whirligig, entitled "America"</em> by Frank Memkus
Artwork and Artist Information: Roof, Summer Night by John Sloan
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Roof, Summer Night is at once harsh and charming; the heat of the summer evening and economic hardship are softened by the roof dwellers' resourcefulness and acceptance of the situation....
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Roof, Summer Night</em> by John Sloan
Artwork and Artist Information: Circular Medallion by Louis Sullivan
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This circular medallion, from an elevator enclosure grille from the Schlesinger and Mayer store (Carson Pirie Scott) in Chicago, is composed of a central cross from which four flat shields radiate,...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Circular Medallion</em> by Louis Sullivan
Artwork and Artist Information: Tanks #2 by Louis Lozowick
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Louis Lozowick celebrates the clean, crisp beauty of New York's buildings, bridges, and industry and elevated the graphic images of the modern city to new moral and aesthetic dimensions. Includes...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Tanks #2</em> by Louis Lozowick
Artwork and Artist Information: Desk and Chair for the S.C. Johnson and Son Administration Building by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Introducing streamlined forms into modern home and workplace harmoniously integrated American domestic life with the rapidly changing technological world. Frank Lloyd Wright's desk and chair for the...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Desk and Chair for the S.C. Johnson and Son Administration Building</em> by Frank Lloyd Wright
Artwork and Artist Information: Axonometric Rendering of Northwestern Atrium Center, Madison and Canal Streets, Chicago by Helmut Jahn
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The distinctive style developed by architect Helmut Jahn, depicted in this drawing, incorporates an inventive, even playful use of color, materials, light, and structural form. Includes discussion...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Axonometric Rendering of Northwestern Atrium Center, Madison and Canal Streets, Chicago</em> by Helmut Jahn
Artwork and Artist Information: The Boston Massacre by Paul Revere II
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Printed maps and pictures were a feature in some colonial households as early as 1650 and were part of the everyday lives of many colonists by the end of the eighteenth century. This print depicts...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Boston Massacre</em> by Paul Revere II
Artwork and Artist Information: Yosemite by Carleton Watkins
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As the frontier moved westward and industrialization began to change the character of the landscape, Americans increasingly turned to photographs as a means of celebrating technology as well as of...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Yosemite</em> by Carleton Watkins
Artwork and Artist Information: Desk and Bookcase
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In the early 1700s, wealthy merchants and land speculators, eager to demonstrate their advanced positions within the colony, commissioned craftsmen to make elegant pieces of furniture for their...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Desk and Bookcase</em>
Essay: Bureau Table attributed to John Townsend
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Among a colonial family's most costly possessions were textiles, silver, and furniture, such as this Bureau Table, attributed to John Townsend. This brief essay discusses the simplicity of...
Essay: <em>Bureau Table</em> attributed to John Townsend
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