Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color by Patricia Phillips Marshall

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (987.170) 99.1%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 151526376949 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color by Patricia Phillips Marshall, Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll Thomas Day (1801-61), a free man of color from Milton, North Carolina, became the most successful cabinetmaker in North Carolina during a time when most blacks were enslaved and free blacks were restricted in their movements and activities. This title shows how Day plotted a carefully charted course for success in antebellum southern society. FORMAT Hardcover LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description This title discusses about the legendary artisan of antebellum North Carolina, in words and pictures. Thomas Day (1801-61), a free man of color from Milton, North Carolina, became the most successful cabinetmaker in North Carolina - white or black - during a time when most blacks were enslaved and free blacks were restricted in their movements and activities. His surviving furniture and architectural woodwork still represent the best of nineteenth-century craftsmanship and aesthetics. Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll show how Day plotted a carefully charted course for success in antebellum southern society. Beginning in the 1820s, he produced fine furniture for leading white citizens and in the 1840s and 50s diversified his offerings to produce newel posts, stair brackets, and distinctive mantels for many of the same clients. Days style, characterized by undulating shapes, fluid lines, and spiraling forms, melded his own unique motifs with popular design forms, resulting in a distinctive interpretation readily identified to his shop. The many photographs in the book document furniture in public and private collections and architectural woodwork from private homes not previously associated with Day. The book provides information on more than 160 pieces of furniture and architectural woodwork that Day produced for 80 structures between 1835 and 1861. Through in-depth analysis and generous illustrations, Marshall and Leimenstoll provide a comprehensive perspective on and a new understanding of the powerful sense of aesthetics and design that mark Days legacy. Author Biography PATRICIA PHILLIPS MARSHALL is curator of decorative arts for the North Carolina Executive Mansion and the North Carolina Museum of History. JO RAMSAY LEIMENSTOLL is professor of interior architecture at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Review Exhaustively researched . . . with . . . gorgeous full-color photographs of more than 160 pieces of furniture and architectural woodwork that Day produced between 1835 and 1861.--Raleigh News & Observer Comprehensively researched and delightfully written. . . . The authors successfully advance the body of knowledge of free African American craftsmen in the antebellum period, while painting a vibrant image of the world in which Thomas Day operated. . . . Will be indispensable for all collections that focus on art history and the decorative arts, African American history, the antebellum era, and regional collections. . . . Essential.--Choice This beautifully-illustrated book offers exceptionally skillful and sensitive readings of the artifactual and textual evidence. It is recommended for academic libraries, museums and large public libraries, and for all collections that support programs in African American studies and American cultural history more generally.--Art Libraries Society of North America Provide[s] the most comprehensive inventory of Thomas Days furniture and architectural woodwork to date. This is an invaluable volume. . . . Marshall and Leimenstoll have indeed broken new ground by better illuminating the work of one of Americas greatest craftsman and by placing his life and business within a larger context that will interest readers beyond academe and the fields of history and material culture.--Winterthur Portfolio Give[s] hints of the artisans hidden inner life. [Day] came across as subservient in his newspaper ads, promising that commissions will be thankfully received and punctually attended to. But he sent his children to an abolitionist boarding school in Massachusetts and wrote them that he longed to leave the Oppressive South.--The New York Times An excellent addition to the continuing research of early North Carolina furniture.--The Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians Days incredible story is exhaustively researched and deftly illustrated. . . . A fascinating study of both the entrepreneur and his craft. . . . [With] eye-catching photographs and engrossing text. Highly recommended.--Library Journal This long-awaited book . . . is the first significant scholarly examination of Day and his work. . . . The product of decades of research. . . . Is a foundation on which future scholars can build the often-forgotten story of North Carolinas free black community, and it is also a call to scholars in other states, North and South, to search out similar stories that puncture the myth of a monolithic antebellum society.--North Carolina Historical Review Thomas Day is to be lauded as a significant achievement in scholarship on free black artisans of the South.--Journal of Southern History This fascinating study explores the vital legacy of Thomas Day. . . .The authors have produced a highly detailed-and highly readable-study of Days career." --The Magazine Antiques An excellent book about the craftsmans remarkable life. Building upon decades of research, the authors have produced the most comprehensive publication on this figure to date. . . . The photographs . . . are abundant and of high quality.--American Craft Details ISBN080783341X Author Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll Short Title THOMAS DAY Pages 344 Publisher University of North Carolina Press Language English ISBN-10 080783341X ISBN-13 9780807833414 Media Book Format Hardcover Illustrations Yes DEWEY B Year 2010 Imprint The University of North Carolina Press Subtitle Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color Place of Publication Chapel Hill Country of Publication United States Publication Date 2010-05-15 Series Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts Dimensions208mm x 30mm x 279mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. 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