Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970

Article code 9780847862528
Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970 casts new light on more than 120 years of grand aesthetic styles in silver, innovative industrial practices, and American social and cultural norms.
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288 pages. Copublished 2019 by Rizzoli Electa and the RISD Museum. This volume complements the exhibition Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970, shown at the RISD Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum (OH).

Splendid silver pieces by Providence’s Gorham Manufacturing Company trace a narrative arc not only of great design but also of American ambitions. Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970 pairs insightful essays with gorgeous new photography and a wealth of archival images, design drawings, casting patterns, and company records that reveal a rich heritage of a giant in decorative arts and silver manufacturing.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Williams; contributors include: David L. Barquist, Gerald M. CarboneAmy Miller Dehan, Jeannine Falino, Catherine L. Futter, Erik Gould, Ingrid A. Neuman, John W. Smith, Holly Snyder, Elizabeth A. Williams

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