Pennsylvania German Arts: More Than Hearts, Parrots, and Tulips, Page 4

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Schiffer Pub., 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 159 pages
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There has never been a book like this intertwining the arts and artifacts of both the traditional and the evolving worlds. The Pennsylvania Germans are a remarkable people; some are among the most conservative of Americans, retaining a strong cultural identity to this day, while others have largely assimilated into the larger English world. Folk art and quilts are here, but so is the work of Precisionist painter Charles Demuth and Abstract Expressionist painter Franz Kline. Objects range from needlework, pottery, furniture, and glass to paper, paintings, and metals--including gold and silver! Here is a very personal and extensive historical text illustrated with the works of traditionalists, revivalists, and the avant garde displayed in over 350 color photographs. Pennsylvania German Arts has been written to be both informative and fun to read and is designed to showcase distinctive works of great beauty.

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Contents

Preface
6
Of Cloth and Leather
32
Of Wood Made
49
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Collected and interpreted by Irwin Richman, professor of American Studies at Penn State-Harrisburg, the images in this informative volume provide readers with a delightful trip down memory lane, bringing an important period of the area's historyto life for visitors and members of the younger generation.

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