A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts (Hardcover)

A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts By Nancy Odegaard, Gerry Wagner Crouse Cover Image

A Visual Dictionary of Decorative and Domestic Arts (Hardcover)


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This full-color visual dictionary contains an unambiguous vocabulary for the parts of handcrafted decorative, domestic, and artistic items. Terminology for a broad array of object types is accompanied by original color illustrations.

Nancy Odegaard is Conservator at the Arizona State Museum and Professor at the University of Arizona. She utilized three scholar residency awards to conduct intellectual research on the parts or vocabularies for handcrafted domestic and decorative objects. In 2001 she conducted research while a research fellow at the Winterthur Library and Archives, in 2007 she continued research while a fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute, and in 2015 she added research as a fellow at ICCROM in Rome. Her books have received three Kress Publication Awards from the AIC. She has published over 200 chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, newsletter pieces, posters, and electronic media. She is an elected fellow of the AIC and IIC, and has been an active member in AAM, ATALM, ICOM. Gerry Wagner Crouse has worked in illustration and graphic media for over 20 years. She has extensive experience and training with scientific line-drawing illustration as well as 3D animation graphics. Her graphic artworks have been utilized by Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Buhl Planetarium, Houston Museum of Natural History Science Planetarium, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and National Geographic Television. Currently, she works by contract with museums, tribal communities, contract resource management firms, planetariums, and educational agencies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538148877
ISBN-10: 1538148870
Publisher: American Alliance of Museums
Publication Date: February 20th, 2023
Pages: 182
Language: English