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Heckscher, Morrison H.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 185 publications in 3 languages and 3,142 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Portraits  Catalogs  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: N6537.C6579, 759.13
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Morrison H Heckscher
American rococo, 1750-1775 : elegance in ornament by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

21 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 26/1 - 17/5 1992 and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5/7 - 27/9 1992
American furniture from the Kaufman collection by J. Michael Flanigan( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication documents The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of early colonial furniture and presents a broad spectrum of furniture forms made in America during the 17th and early 18th centuries, including chairs and other seating, tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, dressing tables, and desks. The volume also includes prime examples of the different modes of ornamentation in fashion during that period. Over 140 objects are thoroughly described, with detailed information given on each one's construction, condition, dimensions, materials, and inscriptions and other marks, as well as provenance and exhibition history. Every object is explained in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. Also included is one appendix containing photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another with line drawings explaining furniture terms and showing various types of joints and moldings. This is the first volume in a series of two that is dedicated to American furniture in the Museum. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Creating Central Park by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of the design of Central Park, the first and arguably the most famous of America's urban landscape parks. In October 1857 the new park's board of commissioners announced a public design competition, and the following April the imaginative yet practicable Greensward plan submitted by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted was selected. This book tells the fascinating story of how an extraordinary work of public art emerged from the crucible of New York City politics. From William Cullen Bryant's 1844 editorial calling for a pleasure ground of shade and recreation to the completion of construction in 1870, the history of Central Park is an urban epic--a tale not only of animosity, political intrigue, and desire but also of idealism, sacrifice, and genius
John Townsend : Newport cabinetmaker by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker is a landmark presentation of a supreme cabinetmaker. It presents a catalogue of the documented oeuvre of John Townsend (1733-1809), the great Newport cabinetmaker, and describes the community of skilled makers in which he worked. It gives an unparalleled view of the physical and economical realities of Newport and of the artisanal culture that nourished cabinetmakers who were among the best to ever work in America." "Numerous works by John Townsend's contemporaries are illustrated, giving a detailed look at the differences and similarities among various approaches to the same forms. New photography allows Townsend's masterpieces to be seen more accurately and richly than ever before; numerous depictions of undersides and inlays are published for the first time."--Jacket
In quest of comfort : the easy chair in America by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art : an architectural history by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art : a walking guide by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide will help you navigate the seventy-five galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing, which is divided into four distinct clusters of galleries each presented as a separate visit. You are free to recombine the visits as you see fit: each gallery is numbered, both in the guide and in the Museum itself, so you will always be able to orient yourself and obtain information about the art in front of you. Visit one encompasses The Charles Engelhard Court, with its monumental sculpture and architectural elements on the first floor and chronological displays of silver, glass, and ceramics on the balcony levels. Visit two comprises the historic interiors (or period rooms), arranged chronologically from the earliest on the third floor to the most recent on the first floor, as well as corresponding galleries for decorative arts. Visit three consists principally of the painting and sculpture galleries on the second floor, arranged chronologically, beginning at the glass elevator. Visit four takes you to The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, where works not otherwise on view are grouped by material, or medium, in a striking array of floor-to-ceiling glass cases" -- Publisher description
A walk through the American Wing by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metropolitan's renowned American Wing is where the Museum's unsurpassed collection of American fine and decorative art is on permanent public display, from masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and drawing to exquisite examples of the finest American furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, and textiles. This handsome volume presents an overview of the collection and provides an informative walk through the American Wing's richly furnished period rooms and stunning architectural displays. These include the magnificent marble façade of the Branch Bank of the United States--the entrance to the original American Wing when it opened in 1924--and the restored living room of a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style house. The comprehensive survey of paintings and sculpture begins with early colonial portraiture and from there follows the emergence and development of a national fine-arts tradition, including significant movements and genres such as the Hudson River School, neoclassical sculpture, and American Impressionism. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
The shuffling of the decks : the new American Wing by Beth Carver Wees( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beth Carver Wees, curator, American Decorative Arts, presents the history of the installation of The Charles Engelhard Court from its opening in 1980 to its recent renovation, which included the reinstallation of the Met's collection of American decorative arts."--YouTube
The new American wing : the Charles Engelhard Court and the period rooms by Thomas P Campbell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Campbell and Morrison Heckscher tour The New American Wing, which opens May 19, 2009, following two years of major renovation and reinstallation. Their preview includes an overview of the Met's unparalleled collection of decorative arts, including a newly re-arranged series of period rooms that will transport visitors from colonial New England to a Frank Lloyd Wright living room from early twentieth-century Minnesota."--YouTube
American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect and his client : Frank Lloyd Wright and Francis W. Little : [exhibition held] May 2, 1973 by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless : masterpiece American brass dial clocks by Frank L Hohmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singleton Copley in America by John Singleton Copley( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the paintings, miniatures, and pastels that Copley produced before he moved to London in 1774. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Creating Central Park by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chippendale's director : a manifesto of furniture design by Morrison H Heckscher( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chippendale's drawings for the director : the cabinet-maker's original designs for the 1754 edition together with elucidations by Morrison H Heckscher( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singleton Copley in America, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Carrie Rebora( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and the empire city : New York, 1825-1861 by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is illustrated in color and black and white, providing reproductions of the more than three hundred works in the exhibition as well as comparative material. A checklist of works in the exhibition, a bibliography, and an index are included."--Jacket
 
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American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Creating Central ParkJohn Townsend : Newport cabinetmakerA walk through the American WingJohn Singleton Copley in AmericaArt and the empire city : New York, 1825-1861
Alternative Names
Heckscher Morrison Harris

Languages
English (126)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)