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Hundreds of photographs show baskets, quilts, woodwork, decoys, pottery, metalwork, musical instruments, and furniture made by American craftsmen and craftswomen
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This astonishing survey of American crafts from the early 1800s to the present reveals that craft objects often achieve fine-art levels of beauty, sophistication and originality. The focus is on functional objects, including intricate works in wrought iron, shorebird decoys, furniture, musical instruments, pantry boxes, rugs, stoneware, scrimshaw, leatherwork, Shaker tools and baskets, Amish quilts and Native American moccasins, dresses and quillwork. In his engaging text, Shaw, curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, provides valuable historical perspective by showing, for example, how craft co-operatives during the Depression revived and modified 19th-century rug-making techniques, or how African Americans and Native Americans adapted the European-American tradition of hand-carved walking sticks, adding features derived from their own iconographic customs. Anyone interested in crafts will want to own this extraordinary showcase of living traditions, illustrated with 310 color photographs.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Probably the information source on major U.S. crafts. Shelbourne Museum (Vermont) curator Shaw has compiled treasures of U.S. folk art, displayed them in a panoply of stunning color photographs, and surrounded them with a scholarly yet down-to-earth text, including providing an acquaintance with the provenance of each object. Here, we learn that redware should more appropriately be labeled earthenware, that scrimshaw was not just decorative scribblings on whalebone, and that the popular faux finishes of today actually began in the 1800s. Featured among the hundreds of photographs are cameos of individual crafters--an Illinois decoy and bird carver, a southern mother and daughter specializing in splint baskets, a New England native renowned for her quilts, for instance--bringing a sense of ownership and pride to these objects. From necessity to luxury, American crafts have evolved in an interesting way, and Shaw captures that history and spirit well. Glossary appended. Barbara Jacobs
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Book Description Konemann, 1999. Condition: Very Good. 2Rev Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97097317
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR004780175
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Book Description Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH,Germany, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. large hardback in fine condition in very good+ dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 101981
Book Description Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH,Germany, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. large hardback in fine condition in very good+ dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 101978
Book Description Konemann, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Large hardback in near fine condition with near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 623009
Book Description Konemann. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 3829022166. Seller Inventory # W0041568
Book Description Konemann, Cologne, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Hardback Edition. 365 x 285mm. pp. 312. English text. Detailed volume on America's traditional crafts. Features sections on Baskets, quilts, woodwork, decoys, pottery and more. Colour photographic illustrations throughout. Bound in original purple boards with gold lettering to spine and front cover. housed in pictorial dust jacket. Previous owners inscription to half-title and a little light overall wear, otherwise clean and tight. Heavy book at 2.9kg. Will require extra postage. Seller Inventory # 027531
Book Description Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH,Germany, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. large hardback in fine condition in near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 101979
Book Description Konemann, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # 14881038