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The Art Nouveau crafts of the Newcomb Style are delineated in a comprehensive and authoratative history in this book entitled Louisiana’s Art Nouveau: The Crafts of the Newcomb Style.
The volume covers the various crafts of the Newcomb Guild of Newcomb College in New Orleans from 1895 to 1945. The widely-known Newcomb pottery, as well as the needlework, metal, and leathercrafts, jewelry, bookbinding, blockprinting, and calligraphy, are lavishily illustrated in both color and black and white photographs. Biographies of the directors, ceramists, and craftsmen along with their ciphers, are provided to enable collectors to identify and authenticate Newcomb Crafts.
The book, featuring a foreward by the New York Times art critic John Canaday, is co-authored by Suzanne Ormond and Mary E. Irvine.
Ormond, a native of New Orleans, has been a potter craftsmen for many years and is the owner of a pottery manufacturing bussiness. She became interested in the crafts of the Newcomb Style while a student of the late Katherine Choi at the Newcomb Art School and is widely recognized as an authority on the subject.
Irvine, has long been associated with Newcomb College, first as a student and later in has association with Sadie Irvine, an outstanding craftsman at the college ofr more than fifty years.
ISBN: 088289112x; Author: Ormond, Suzanne et al; Publisher: Pelican Publications; Format: Hardcover;