(Monroe, CT) The Connecticut Press is proud to announce the publication of Painted Rooms of Rhode Island by decorative arts historian Ann Eckert Brown.This 183-page, full-color library edition provides a fascinating look into the rise of early American decorative arts as seen through the microcosm of Rhode Island. As Ann Brown's third volume on the state's decorative arts history, Painted Rooms is already being talked of as a standard reference and essential tool to our better understanding of the significance of decorative arts throughout New England in the first two centuries of American history.
"Painted Rooms of Rhode Island is a perfect complement to our growing list of titles in the areas of American art, photography, biography, and reference works," says Peter J. Malia, founder of The Connecticut Press. "It is an important book for decorative arts historians, professionals, and enthusiasts alike, and we are delighted to be its publisher. The book is being released in the first weeks of January 2013.
Painted Rooms, Colonial and Federal, by Ann Eckert Brown; 8-1/2" x 11.0." 182 pp., illustrated with annotations and index; library edition hard cover with dust jacket. ISBN: 978-0-615-70918-5; $50.00 & shipping. Available at www.connecticutpress.com or by calling 1.203.268.6784.
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