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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 pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Explores how quilts have been used throughout history to reflect the cultural and social attitudes of the era they were created in, with dozens of examples of American quilts created in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Kiracofe; Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff
ISBN: 1400080967 9781400080960
OCLC Number: 56672049
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Notes.
Other Titles: History of cloth and comfort, 1750-1950.
Responsibility: Roderick Kiracofe ; text with Mary Elizabeth Johnson ; photographs by Sharon Risendorph ; design by Adriane Stark.
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Explores how quilts have been used throughout history to reflect the cultural and social attitudes of the era they were created in, with dozens of examples of American quilts created in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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