LOCKWOOD DE FOREST AND THE EAST INDIAN CRAFT REVIVAL

Posted October 20th, 2009 at 12:02 pm.

The Society of Architectural Historians Philadelphia Chapter presents
LOCKWOOD DE FOREST AND THE EAST INDIAN CRAFT REVIVAL
by Roberta A. Mayer, Associate Professor of Art History, Bucks County Community College
Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Architectural Archives/University of PA, 220 South 34th Street
To register please contact Mary Anne Eves at ffaphila@hotmail.com, or phone 610-566-2342.
Free for Phila SAH members, $5.00 for non members.

Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) is best known as an artistic decorator with a flair for designs based on the arts and crafts of the Middle East and India. He drew attention to the work of the mistri of Ahmedabad, India, a sub-caste of highly skilled wood carvers, and House Beautiful described his New York City home as “the most Indian house in America.” De Forest, who began his professional career in partnership with Louis Comfort Tiffany, created Anglo-Indian interior designs that were in demand by some of the most visible figures of the Gilded Age. Dr. Mayer, the author of Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India (University of Delaware Press, 2009), will explore the designer’s career within the context of the late-19th-century East Indian Craft Revival.

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