CR 7: Notes on the Colonial Revival's Impact on Amateur Woodworking:-- The Colonial Revival Today

Directory to "Notes" on the Colonial Revival Movement, a Series of Six Narratives Detailing How Colonial Furniture Design Became So Popular in Amateur Woodworking

CR 1: Before 1876: The Rise of Nativism

CR 2: 1876: The Cententennial Exhibtion in Philadelphia

CR 3: After 1876: Antique Hunters

CR 4: After 1876: Books on Colonial Antiques

CR 5: The Rise of of the Material Culture Museums

CR 6: CR in the Industrial Arts Movement and Amateur Woodworking

CR 7: The Colonial Revival Today

CR 7: The Colonial Revival Today

"Handmade Furniture" and "Colonial Revival"

Consumerism, Americanism, and the Phasing of Popular Culture also ... Harvey Green, "Popular Science and Political Thought Converge: Colonial Survival Becomes Colonial Revival," Journal of American Culture, 6, no. 4 Winter 1983, pages 3-24 Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture New York: Vintage Books, 1991 KENNETH L. AMES "American Furniture, 1820-1920", in from In Kenneth L Ames And Gerald W R Ward, Eds, Decorative Arts And Household Furnishings In America, 1650-1920, Winterhur, Del, Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Musem, 1989, 107-135 Edward S. Cooke, Jr., "Craftsman," using the terms "handmade" "furniture" and "colonial revival" in a "google book" search yields interesting results: 57 hits. Before 1950, no books are recorded with those terms on one page, so all the hits occur in post-1950 publications. (In a google search, yields are limited to books with the required terms on a single page; controls of this sort are needed, otherwise, the results would not have relevance, because the numbers of books with those terms scattered throughout the entire book would uncontrollably yield too many hits.)

Terrence H. Witkowski, The early American style: A history of marketing and consumer values, Psychology and Marketing 15, No 2, 1998, pages 125-143

Abstract: Since the 1876 Centennial, furniture companies, decorators, and home builders have incorporated early American designs into their products. This article recounts the marketing history of this style and some themes in values exhibited by consumers: the search for authenticity, status presentation and ethnic identification, nostalgia and tradition making, domesticity and femininity, and aesthetic conservatism.