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Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk Art

Harding, Deborah

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ISBN 10: 0847824098 / ISBN 13: 9780847824090
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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160 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color photographs throughout. Illustrated end papers and pastedowns. Dust jacket protected by mylar cover. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Record # 469000. Bookseller Inventory # 469000

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Title: Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk ...

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The "house" is one of American folk art's most popular and prominent motifs, and this beautiful, authoritative volume is the first of its kind to explore this symbol in all major folk art media. The book is also a record of America's lost architectural heritage-- many of the buildings featured are no longer standing.

Each chapter focuses on a specific folk art category and includes an in-depth, detailed introduction to the subject followed by a comprehensive gallery of images accompanied by extended captions that provide a symbolic, social, and economic context for each piece. Every folk art format is featured: quilts, rugs, needlework, furnishings, paintings, and drawings, among others. The unique folk art objects presented are culled from dealers' wares, unpublished private and corporate collections, auction houses, and major folk art museums in the country.

With its wealth of photography and insightful text, and introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, Director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, Home Sweet Home is an excellent resource for collectors, history and nostalgia buffs, and those interested in Americana.

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Deborah Harding is an established author and authority in the areas of American folk art, vintage textiles, and collectibles. Her books include Red & White: American Redwork Patterns and Quilts (Rizzoli 2000), Crafting with Flea-Market Fabrics, Tricks and Treats: The Ultimate Halloween Book, and the best-selling America's Glorious Quilts. A familiar name to magazine readers, Harding was the Crafts and Needlework Editor at Family Circle and Editor-in-Chief of Bridal Guide, Country Accents, and Collectibles; Flea Market Finds. She lives in New York City where, in addition to writing books and magazine articles, she continues her folk art studies at the Museum of American Folk Art.

Laura Fisher is a folk art dealer and lecturer on the subject. She owns the LAURA FISHER/Antique Quilts & Americana gallery in New York City, one of the nation's premier sources for quilts, hooked rugs, textiles, and American folk art. She is the author of Quilts of Illusion and writes for Country Living magazine and other publications. She is also a resource contributor to museum exhibitions, and to historic, shelter, and design books and periodicals such as Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Digest, Country Home, and House Beautiful. She makes frequent appearances on television programs about antiques and collecting. She lives in New York City.

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