Necklines of day dresses dropped even lower into a V-shape, causing a need to cover the bust area with a chemisette. In contrast, evening dresses featured a Berthawhich completely exposed the shoulder area instead. Bodices began to extend over the hips, while the sleeves opened further and increased in fullness.
Peter Winkworth Preface "The Medal in America " was the subject of the thirteenth Coinage of the Americas Conference injust as it had been a decade earlier. The conference itself was organized in sessions over the weekend of November 8 to 9.
Saturday was devoted to the history of the American medal, and featured the first eight papers published in this volume. Sunday began with the screening of The Medal Makera film produced by the American Numismatic Society in and recently restored by Mike Craven Productions with a new introduction written by Dick Johnson featuring Elizabeth Jones.
The rest of the day was devoted to hands-on demonstrations of the techniques of medal making. Virginia Janssen explained and demonstrated both the pantographic and direct approaches to die making. Participants in the congress then struck examples of a special medal, whose obverse die had been prepared in advance by Janssen using a pantographic reduction and whose reverse die had been carved on the spot by Landis.
Both demonstrators kindly contributed discussions of their work for inclusion in this volume. The two sets of papers have much in common, a result of the way in which the medal is viewed in this country. The medals of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century are treated as subjects for historical and numismatic inquiry, while those of a century later are objects of art historical analysis.
American medals since the First World War are scarcely considered worthy of scholarly study at all. The paper in this volume by John Adams is a preview of his forthcoming book on a series of Indian Peace Medals which are among the most intriguing in the series, those in the name of George III.
The heraldic group is problematic enough, with the portrait of a young king paired with shields from both early and late in his reign, but the "Lion and Wolf" medal has long been a complete mystery in terms of date, iconography and purpose. Adams has combined extensive documentary and numismatic research to his solution to these questions.
It is of special importance in covering the work of an artist of major importance in the early development of the American medal, and one whose work has been little known until now.
The paper of Paul Rich and Guillermo De Los Reyes on Masonic medals is more of a plea for inclusion and introductory overview than a detailed study. Medals, decorations and tokens of fraternal organizations have long been relegated to the edges of medallic inquiry, even though they had an enormous presence in the culture of the times.
Five of the papers in this volume deal with what has become the core area of study for the art of the American medal, the period from the Columbian Exposition to the First World War.
Thayer Tolles tells the tumultuous story of the most important medal by the most influential of American medalists, the Columbian Exposition Award medal of Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Three authors treat the works of individual artists with comprehensive surveys of their work. Baxter writes on the classical nature of the work of one of the leading members of the first generation of American Beaux-Arts medalists, A. Scott Miller examines and catalogues the medals of Emil Fuchsimportant in the turn-of-the-century sculpture of England as well as America.
Bob Mueller treats the use of mythological iconography in the medals of Paul Manshipan artist whose work can be seen as the culmination of the Beaux-Arts movement in America and the basis of the Art Deco style which dominated figurative sculpture here for much of the twentieth century.
In her essay on Charles De Kay and the Circle of Friends of the Medallion, Susan Luftschein deals with issues of patronage and reception, situating the art medal in the aesthetic development of the age. The contributions of the conference and this volume to the American medal of the late twentieth century are only potential.
The Sunday workshops of Virginia Janssen and Ron Landis were of great interest to historians of the medal in illustrating the processes of many of the phenomena to be studied on the objects themselves, but may have even more importance for their effect on the artists present, who could see traditional techniques employed in the hands of modern practitioners.
What would we like to see in a third volume of The Medal in Americaperhaps in ? There are eight decades of American medals between the War of and the Columbian celebration of which remain virtually unexplored and uncatalogued; leading medalists such as C.
Wright and George H.
Lovett remain little more than names to modern scholars. From the perspective of the next century, we should be able to look back at the twentieth century and find much of interest in the American medals of its last eight decades.
And, of course, there will already be a few years of the twenty-first century American medal to subject to examination and study. These medals tell a story at two levels. At the numismatic level, the story has been told by such distinguished hobbyists as Robert McLachlanC.
Much of what has been written by these authors is in error. We attempt to correct the earlier errors, proceeding further to define die varieties, methods of manufacture and quantities issued.
More important than the story at the numismatic level is the story at the historical level. The peace medals of George III tell an eloquent, if cynical, story of relations between the white man and Native Americans.
This story spans many of the critical turning points in the development of a continent. The paper that follows attempts to summarize key findings that will be treated at greater length in a book in press for Adams The Early Medals George the Second died on October 24,and his 22 year old grandson was proclaimed the following day.
The coronation of George III took place on September 22,followed almost immediately by his marriage to Charlotte of Mecklenberg. In the prior year, Wolfe had defeated Montcalm before Montreal, driving the French from Canada after a long, bitterly contested war.These protests constituted the first true boycott in modern Olympic history, though the scene would be repeated many times in the coming decades.
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