American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007
Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art. 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 date, 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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Robert Shaw's book, American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007, is an exceptional read for lovers of quilt history, made even a more important book because of the very large and clear color photos offered. The book is delicately and carefully worded and a representative selection of American made quilts are shown. This is an amazingly heavy volume with 376 pages. Every quilt historian or fan of American History will want to add this to their collection! ~Patricia Cummings, quilt historian and owner of Quilter's Muse Publications, an online educational website for quilts and textiles.~
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American QuiltsThe Democratic Art
Old World Traditions and American Beginnings 17801825
King Cotton 182560
The Golden Age of Applique 184060
The Rise of the Pieced Quilt 184080
A Nation Divided 184070
Exuberance and Imagination 18701910
Crazy Quilts and Log Cabins 18761920
The Amish 18801940