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Amish: The Art of the Quilt

Hughes, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0394587812 / ISBN 13: 9780394587813
Published by Knopf, NY, 1990
Condition: NF Hardcover
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First Edition. This 14" b 14" hardcover is in near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket. The dust jacket has a light bump at the upper front spine and a faint, diagonal, 3" scratch on the rear panel. Rubb ing to the rear panel. Comes in a near fine, canvas slipcase. Due to t he book's weight of nine pounds, additional shipping charges will be a pplied. Bookseller Inventory # 39886

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Title: Amish: The Art of the Quilt

Publisher: Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Presents eighty-two Amish masterpiece quilts from the Esprit Collection, with historical and interpretive commentaries

From Publishers Weekly:

Deep, vibrant tones of plum, burgundy, teal and hunter green in patterns as starkly simple as Bars or as sprightly as Sunshine and Shadow sing forth from the 82 quilts, selected from San Francisco's Esprit collection, pictured on these large-format pages. Designed and stitched by Pennsylvania Amish women between 1870 and 1950, the quilts exemplify the values in a religious culture that, as art critic Hughes notes in the introduction, "puts tremendous premium on stable order and material adequacy." Pieced from unpatterned cloth and arranged in geometric patterns, the quilts are vivid and modern in effect, demonstrating, in Hughes's view, "how absurd the once jealously guarded hierarchical distinctions between 'folk' and 'high' art can be." Silber, curator of the collection, provides brief, informative commentaries. Most eloquent, however, are the quilts themselves.
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