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The American quilt : a history of cloth and comfort, 1750-1950

Author: Roderick Kiracofe; Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The most important, comprehensive, and sumptuously illustrated addition to the literature of quilting since Quilts in America. Most of the book's 250 stunning full-color quilts have never before been published. With them as a reference, Kiracofe shows us how to read a vocabulary of fabrics, dyes, patterns, and other clues to put quilts in their social and cultural context. Full-color photographs.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kiracofe, Roderick.
American quilt.
New York : Clarkson Potter, ©1993
(OCoLC)607196098
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Kiracofe; Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff
ISBN: 0517575353 9780517575352
OCLC Number: 25409174
Description: xiii, 290 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Fabrics --
1750-1825: Preindustrial America --
1825-1850: Rise of the cult of domesticity --
1850-1875: A tranquil nation is ripped apart --
1875-1900: The grand epoch --
1900-1950: A new century of quiltmaking begins --
Dating antique quilts --
Investigating a quilt --
Owning an antique quilt --
Where to see America's quilts --
Where to buy quilts.
Other Titles: History of cloth and comfort, 1750-1950.
Responsibility: Roderick Kiracofe ; text by Mary Elizabeth Johnson ; photographs by Sharon Risendorph ; design by Adriane Stark.
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The most important, comprehensive, and sumptuously illustrated addition to the literature of quilting since Quilts in America. Most of the book's 250 stunning full-color quilts have never before been published. With them as a reference, Kiracofe shows us how to read a vocabulary of fabrics, dyes, patterns, and other clues to put quilts in their social and cultural context. Full-color photographs.

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