The decorative arts and material culture get their full due at this lovely online collection created by the University of Wisconsin's Digital Collections program. With generous funding from the Chipstone Foundation, the staff members at the Digital Collections program have digitized a variety of primary and secondary resources related to the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. The materials offered here for consideration include items from the Chipstone ceramics and furniture collection and a number of important early documents, such as "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director" from 1754 and Humphry Repton's 1794 work, "Sketches and hints on landscape gardening". The site includes several dozens other works, and visitors can also look through all of the materials via a sophisticated search engine.


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  • Arts > Architecture
  • Arts > History
  • Arts > Visual Arts

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