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A Communion of the Spirits: African American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories

Freeman, Roland L.

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ISBN 10: 1558534253 / ISBN 13: 9781558534254
Published by Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. Book is in fine unread condition in red cloth boards with quarter black leatherette spine. Unclipped dust jacket is in fine condition. Beautifully illustrated history of black quiltmakers in the South. 396 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 3697

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Title: A Communion of the Spirits: African American...

Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition

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Looks at the wide variety of roles that quilting plays in African American life, including physical, spiritual, cultural, and historical roles


This wonderful book is the culmination of a quarter of a century of work by photographer Roland L. Freeman, documenting black quilting practices throughout America. Freeman came by his love of quilts as a boy growing up in Baltimore in the 1940s, when he was fascinated by a "healing quilt" that had been made by his great-great-grandmother. That childhood interest led to this book -- nearly 400 pages of profiles of quiltmakers and color photographs of their quilts, in a stunning examination of quilts as objects of art, symbols of heritage and, of course, something to keep you warm.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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