In pursuit of history : a lifetime collecting colonial American art and artifacts / edited by H. Richard Dietrich III and Deborah M. Rebuck ; with contributions by David L. Barquist, Edward S. Cooke, Jr., H. Richard Dietrich III, Michael P. Dyer, Kathleen A. Foster, Morrison H. Heckscher, Philip C. Mead, Lisa Minardi, Deborah M. Rebuck, William S. Reese.
- [Chester Spring, PA] : The Dietrich American Foundation ; [Philadelphia, PA] : in association with Philadelphia Museum of Art, 
303 pages : illustrations in color ; 30 cm
- Art, Colonial -- United States.
Decorative arts, Early American.
Art -- Private collections -- United States.
Decorative arts -- Private collections -- United States.
Dietrich American Foundation -- Art collections.
Dietrich American Foundation.
Art -- Private collections.
Decorative arts -- Private collections.
- "This book offers a scholarly assessment of the highlights of the collection of the Dietrich American Foundation, founded in 1963 by businessman and philanthropist H. Richard Dietrich Jr. (1938-2007). In-depth essays explore the formation of the collection and examine areas of strength, offering readers a greater understanding of history and material culture of the Colonial period"-- Provided by publisher.
- Foreword / Morrison H. Heckscher
Introduction / H. Richard Dietrich III
Books / William S. Reese and Philip C. Mead
Furniture / Edward S. Cooke Jr.
Fraktur and Pennsylvania German / Lisa Minardi
Silver / David L. Barquist
Paintings / Kathleen A. Foster
Chinese export porcelain / Deborah M. Rebuck
Whale-trade objects / Michael P. Dyer.
- Places of publication taken from websites.
"This publication is accompanied by exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 2020, and the Museum of the American Revolution (MAR), Philadelphia, September 2021."
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Baird fund bookplate.
- Dietrich, H. Richard, III, editor.
Rebuck, Deborah M., editor.
Barquist, David L., contributor.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. , Host institution
Museum of the American Revolution. , Host institution
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