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American quilts : the democratic art, 1780-2007

Author: Robert Shaw
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This photographed book covers the historical panorama of quiltmaking in the United States, from the quintessential patterns to their cultural significance.--[Book jacket.].
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Shaw
ISBN: 9781402747731 140274773X
OCLC Number: 268547505
Description: 376 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: American quilts, the democratic art --
Old World traditions and American beginnings, 1780-1825 --
King Cotton, 1825-60 --
The golden age of appliqué, 1840-60 --
The rise of the pieced quilt, 1840-80 --
A nation divided, 1840-70 --
Exuberance and imagination, 1870-1910 --
Crazy quilts and log cabins, 1876-1920 --
Diversity, 1870-1940 --
The Amish, 1880-1940 --
Nostalgia, social causes, and hard times, 1910-40 --
Simmering along, 1940-70 --
The great revival, 1970-2000 --
The art of intention, 1970-2000 --
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, 2000-2007.
Other Titles: Democratic art, 1780-2007
Responsibility: Robert Shaw.
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A work on American quilts as art. It provides an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, and places the craft in its historical, cultural and socioeconomic context, providing a visually lush journey  Read more...

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"A rich and beautifully crafted introduction to American quilts from the Colonial period to the present...an enduring work. Readers new to the field will discover the quilt as a remarkable art form; Read more...

 
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