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SAMUEL COLT : arms, art, and Invention

Herbert G Houze; Carolyn C Cooper; Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

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ISBN 10: 0300111339 / ISBN 13: 9780300111330
Edité par Yale University Press,, New Haven, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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cloth, pp.,ix, 260 ,illustrated, some col.) , CONTENTS: Foreword: Willard Holmes -- Herbert G. Houze -- Acknowledgments: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser --, A Connecticut Yankee courts the world / Carolyn C. Cooper -- ,Samuel Colt: arms, art, and invention / Herbert G. Houze --, Note for the reader --, Samuel Colt: arms, art and invention --, The development of firearms up to Samuel Colt's time --, From navigator to arms designer, 1814-1836 --, The Paterson era, 1836-1841 --, Samuel Colt in New York, 1841-1846 --, Hartford and success --, The emergence of the metallic cartridge era --, Counterfeits, infringements, and competitors --, The memorial collection assembled by Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt --, Samuel Colt's South Meadows armory --, Samuel Colt and the world --, Epilogue: no new thing under the sun -,George Catlin and the Colt Firearms Series / Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser --, Appendix One: Colt Family Tree --, Appendix Two: Patents, patent reissues, and caveats issued to Samuel Colt and Elisha K. Root., Size: Folio, (26 x 32 cm.). N° de réf. du libraire 1124426

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Titre : SAMUEL COLT : arms, art, and Invention

Éditeur : Yale University Press,, New Haven

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :New

Edition : First Edition.

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Samuel Colt (1814 1862) first patented his Colt” revolver in 1835 and thereby redefined the architecture of handguns. This stunning book is the first to present in detail the evolution of his most famous invention and to document the unsurpassed Colt firearms collections held by the Wadsworth Atheneum.Colt designed his revolvers with an artistic sensibility paying particular attention to form and beauty and juxtaposing colors and finishes to heighten the visual effects. He was also one of the first American manufacturers to secure celebrity endorsements and to commission paintings by renowned artists like George Catlin to promote his arms. Colt’s standards for excellence, industrial foresight, and quest for market domination are explored in light of primary documents that reveal his constant battles to protect his patents.Essays discuss Colt’s personal collection of historic firearms as well as the memorial collection of Colt-manufactured firearms, the relationship between art and commerce as they pertain to the inventor’s career, and his international celebrity. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, this volume presents the artistry of the firearms that Colt worked so diligently to perfect as well as his promotional abilities that made a tremendous impact on American culture.

About the Author:

Herbert G. Houze is an expert on Samuel Colt and firearms and has published extensively on the topic, including Colt Presentations from the Factory Ledgers 1856–1869. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser is Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and author of numerous books on American art. Carolyn C. Cooper, a historian of technology, is research affiliate in Yale University's Economics Department and author of Shaping America.

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