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AMERICAN QUILTS: THE DEMOCRATIC ART. New edition. Robert Shaw. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 2014. Original edition published 2009 {Worldwide 137451}. 376 pp. with 376 ills. (342 col.). 25 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781454913979 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Textile/Fiber Arts — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art, Women Artists
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 163497
Hardcover $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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