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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
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
Essay: Jazz Bowl by Viktor Schreckengost
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This brief essay focuses on Jazz Bowl which has etched images that capture the sights and sounds of New York City nightlife. Looking at the images can be compared to strolling through the...
Essay: <em>Jazz Bowl</em> by Viktor Schreckengost
Essay: Mrs. Daniel Hubbard (Mary Greene) by John Singleton Copley
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A brief essay focusing on the painting Mrs. Daniel Hubbard (Mary Greene) which is one of approximately 300 portraits of American colonists—primarily wealthy and influential Bostonians—that...
Essay: <em>Mrs. Daniel Hubbard (Mary Greene)</em> by John Singleton Copley
Essay: View of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church
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This essay examines the painting View of Cotopaxi in which Frederic Edwin Church depicted the lush vegetation, waterfall, and hills leading up to the distant peak. He combines the precise...
Essay: <em>View of Cotopaxi</em> by Frederic Edwin Church
Essay: The Room No. VI by Eldizier Cortor
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This essay examines The Room No VI by Eldizier Cortor who exhibits a distinctive style that is both realistic and dreamlike. With the dramatic cropping and the artist's striking use of...
Essay: <em>The Room No. VI</em> by Eldizier Cortor
Essay: Tall Clock by Purcell and Elmslie
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This essay focuses on a clock designed by Purcell and Elmslie. Made of mahogany, the case front of this tall clock is pierced to allow a view of the pendulum. The clock reflects progressive design...
Essay: <em>Tall Clock</em> by Purcell and Elmslie
Essay: The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy by John Singer Sargent
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This essay focuses on John Singer Sargent's painting The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy which is filled with light and displays his characteristic dazzling brushwork. The figures...
Essay: <em>The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy</em> by John Singer Sargent
Essay: Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base Made by Tiffany Studios
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In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Louis Comfort Tiffany expanded and elevated decorative arts in America. He utilized all media—decorative arts, architecture, painting, and sculpture—to...
Essay: <em>Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base</em> Made by Tiffany Studios
Essay: Spindle Cube Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized 20th-century architecture and frequently designed the interior fixtures, including furniture, lamps, windows, and other objects. This essay focuses on the ...
Essay: <em>Spindle Cube Chair</em> by Frank Lloyd Wright

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