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MINNESOTA 1900: ART AND LIFE ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI, 1890-1915. Ed. by Michael Conforti. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1994. Published in association with University of Delaware Press, Newark/Associated University Presses, Cranbury. 382 pp. with 383 ills. (70 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 94-4989 ISBN 0874135605 In English.
Illustrated with numerous archival photographs and with reproductions of architectural drawings, decorative objects, paintings, and Native American artifacts, this scholarly catalogue presents an extensive study of trends in architecture, design and art in turn-of-the-century Minnesota, examining in particular the region's contributions to the Prairie School and Arts and Crafts movements. Six substantial essays include an overview of architectural activity in the state from the late 19th to the early 20th century; an examination of the workshop practices and progressive social ideals of the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis; detailed accounts of the careers of Arts and Crafts designer John Bradstreet, realist painter Robert Koehler, and Prairie School architects George Elmslie and William Purcell; and a discussion of the complex cultural interchange between Minnesota's white and Native American communities during the period.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 01,05,06,07,17,22
Worldwide Number: 024595
Hardcover $65.00    

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