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Ward, Gerald W. R.

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Works: 52 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 7,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: NK7112, 702.8
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Most widely held works by Gerald W. R Ward
The Grove encyclopedia of materials and techniques in art by Gerald W. R Ward ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques deals with all aspects of materials, techniques, conservation, and restoration in both traditional and nontraditional media, including ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, digital art, and more. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art and adding new entries, this work is a comprehensive reference resource for artists, art dealers, collectors, curators, conservators, students, researchers, and scholars." "Similar in design to The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, this one-volume reference work contains articles of various lengths in alphabetical order. The shorter, more factual articles are combined with larger, multi-section articles tracing the development of materials and techniques in various geographical locations. The Encyclopedia provides unparalleled scope and depth, and it offers fully updated articles and bibliography as well as over 150 illustrations and color plates." "The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques offers scholarly information on materials and techniques in art for anyone who studies, creates, collects, or deals in works of art. The entries are written to be accessible to a wide range of readers, and the work is designed as a reliable and convenient resource covering this essential area in the visual arts."--BOOK JACKET
Silver in American life : selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humanistic study of the relationship between silver and American life
The American illustrated book in the nineteenth century by North American print conference ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The maker's hand : American studio furniture, 1940-1990 by Edward S Cooke ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Maker's Hand is one of the first books about the studio furniture movement, and no doubt the most authoritive. Written by two leading experts in the field, it details the history and development of studio furniture, from its origins in post-World War II America through its explosion in the "back-to-nature" sixties, metamorphosis in the "techno" seventies, and professional emergence in the eighties. Along the way, the authors show how changes in American tastes, technology, and culture have influenced these pieces. Also included are extensive biographies of some forty furniture makers, as well as guides to the main exhibitions, schools, and galleries. Profusely illustrated with works by Castle, Maloof, Mary Gregory, John Cederquist, Judy Kensley McKie, and many others, this is an indispensable guide to the inventive, often witty, always surprising world of studio furniture."--BOOK JACKET
Decorative arts and household furnishings in America, 1650-1920 : an annotated bibliography ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on American furniture ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American folk : folk art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Folk art has been part of the American idiom for nearly as long as America has been a nation. Today it remains one of the best-loved and most fervently collected forms of American art, a diverse and authentic vernacular expression. American Folk presents over sixty remarkable objects from one of the country's most prominent collections of folk art, many of them never before published. Included are paintings, carvings, textiles, prints, frakturs, furniture, and utilitarian objects, dating from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. They range from such masterpieces as Erastus Salisbury Field's lush The Garden of Eden, E. L. George's surrealistic Child in a Rocking Chair, a complex, monumental quilt by the former slave Harriet Powers, and Wilhelm Schimmel's extraordinary carved animals, to a remarkable assortment of whirligigs, windmills, decorated chests, figurines, and even carousel dogs. The introductory essay by Gerald W. R. Ward discusses the elusive notion of "folk art" itself and presents the history of the collections' acquisition by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavishly illustrated in full color, American Folk is a vibrant and engaging introduction to one of our proudest cultural traditions."--BOOK JACKET
Jewelry by artists in the studio, 1940-2000 : selections from the Daphne Farago Collection by Kelly H L'Ecuyer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American furniture with related decorative arts, 1660-1830 by Layton Art Collection ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A catalog of the Layton Art Collection. The book includes essays on American furniture in the 17th century, the William and Mary style, the Queen Anne style, American Chippendale and the Federal style. Two appendices discuss identification of woods in old furniture and using ethafoam in restoring old furniture
Chihuly : through the looking glass by Gerald W. R Ward ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Native American art by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents some 100 Native American artworks that are displayed at Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Although some objects were made for Native use, many reflect the interaction of Native Americans with other cultures, and demonstrate a mastery of new materials and techniques in weaving, silversmithing, beadwork and other crafts. An introductory essay traces the history of Native American art at the MFA since the late nineteenth century, which mirrors cultural shifts in attitude toward these objects in the United States as a whole. Covering a diversity of objects from across the North American continent -- from the eastern and southern Woodlands to the Northwest Pacific Coast, with a particular emphasis on the Southwest
Shy boy, she devil, and Isis : the art of conceptual craft : selections from the Wornick Collection by Gerald W. R Ward ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The works presented in this catalogue, from the Wornick Collection, capture an important moment in the evolution of three-dimensional contemporary art. Working in clay, glass, metal, wood and fiber, the 109 artists featured here - including John Cederquist, Dale Chihuly, Jun Kaneko, Viola Frey, Mary Van Cline, and Peter Voulkos - are distinct in that they move away from functionality, toward the creation of purely expressive sculptural forms. The introductory essay by critic Matthew Kangas explores how these avant-garde works at once transcend the category of craft and reach back to humankind's deepest expressive urges. Gerard W.R. Ward and Julie Muniz discuss the combination of aesthetic innovation and acute sensitivity to materials shown by these artists, whose works define the riotous and compelling cutting edge of craft."--Jacket
American case furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University by Gerald W. R Ward ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American tables and looking glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University by David L Barquist ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New England silver & silversmithing : 1620-1815 by Jeannine J Falino ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000 : American silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring more than 1,000 detailed reproductions, this collection catalogue complements and updates Kathryn C. Buhler's 1972 opus American Silver, 1655-1825. It includes all the American silver to enter the MFA's esteemed collection after 1972, including a number of previously unpublished works created after 1825"--Jacket
The work of many hands : card tables in Federal America, 1790-1820 by Benjamin A Hewitt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elegant plate : three centuries of precious metals in New York City, Museum of the City of New York by Deborah Dependahl Waters ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eye of the beholder : fakes, replicas, and alterations in American art by Yale University ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English and American Silver : in the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts by Minneapolis Institute of Arts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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