Neat Pieces

The Plain-Style Furniture of Nineteenth-Century Georgia

Atlanta History Center

Foreword by Deanne Levison

Title Details

Pages: 256

Trim size: 8.500in x 11.000in

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Paperback

Pub Date: 02/17/2006

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2805-8

List Price: $40.95

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Published with the generous support of Atlanta History Center

Neat Pieces

The Plain-Style Furniture of Nineteenth-Century Georgia

Atlanta History Center

Foreword by Deanne Levison

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An extensively illustrated survey of the major forms and makers of the "plain style" of furniture made and used by Georgians in the 1800s. Simply designed, solidly constructed of local woods, and usually unadorned, such pieces were used daily. Today, this furniture is read by historians, folklorists, and others for clues into a past way of life.

This edition of Neat Pieces makes the seminal research it presents available to a new generation of scholars and collectors. The new foreword by Deanne Levison provides an informative summary of the research leading up to the original publication and the influence it had on subsequent projects. Most importantly, color photographs are included, better documenting the remarkable surfaces and decorations present on the furniture carefully selected for inclusion in this publication. Just as the original Neat Pieces stimulated interest in and awareness of Georgia's plain-style furniture, this new volume should provide renewed energy to this important area of study.

—Ashley Callahan, Curator, Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia