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American Quilts : The Democratic Art
by Robert Shaw


Overview - Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art--and this edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art--and this edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does author Robert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, he places the craft in its historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context, providing a visually lush journey through American history. This opulent volume starts with old-world traditions and goes up to the present, examining key moments that had an impact on quilting culture--including Amish emigration, slavery and the Civil War, the Depression, new sewing technology, and the Bicentennial. More than 350 stunning images capture a rich variety of work created by people from all walks of life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781454913979
  • ISBN-10: 1454913975
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 384


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Books > Crafts & Hobbies > Quilts & Quilting
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Books > Antiques & Collectibles > Americana

 
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