Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published since 1964, Winterthur Portfolio is an interdisciplinary journal
committed to fostering knowledge of the American past by publishing articles
on the arts in America and the historical context within which they
Arts is used in its broadest sense to include all the products of human
ingenuity that satisfy functional, aesthetic, or symbolic needs. Preference
is given to articles that are analytical rather than descriptive and to
studies that integrate artifacts into their cultural framework.
To encourage the application of new methods of investigation or analysis as
well as new interpretations, contributions are invited from such diverse
fields as art history, architectural history, decorative arts, material
culture, American studies, literature, folk studies, cultural geography,
ethnology, anthropology, archaeology, and social, economic, technological,
and intellectual history.
The range of acceptable subjects is suggested by, but not limited to, the
following: artists and artisans, architecture and landscape design,
technology and trade, fashion and folkways, style and taste, customs and
habits, manners and rituals-all relating to how people make and use objects
to create or sustain environments.
Winterthur, DE 19735
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Current Issue: Volume 41, Number 1 (Spring 2007)
Date: 30 May 2007