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The Natural History of the Traditional Quilt Forrest, John and Blincoe, Deborah

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ISBN 10: 0292708092 / ISBN 13: 9780292708099
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Very good stated first edition hardcover (Univ. of Texas Pr., 1995, 348 pages; ISBN 0292708092) in red cloth, bright gilt titles; graded 'good' because it is a clean library discard with the usual library markings; no dust jacket; pages like new, clean, tight, unmarked; binding sound and square; barely visible pea-sized water-spot on back cover; on its way to you the same or next day in bubblewrap; free tracking on all domestic orders; email confirmation; standard (media) mail takes 4-14 days; expedited (priority) mail takes 2-5 days; international orders go by airmail (6-10 days). Bookseller Inventory # 0930OA4BEL7

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Title: The Natural History of the Traditional Quilt...

Binding: Dec 01, 1995

Book Condition:Used: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Traditional quilts serve many purposes over the course of a useful life. Beginning as a beautiful bed covering, a quilt may later function as a ground cover at picnics until years of wear relegate it to someone's ragbag for scrap uses. Observing this life cycle led authors John Forrest and Deborah Blincoe to the idea that quilts, like living things, have a natural history that can be studied scientifically. They explore that natural history through an examination of the taxonomy, morphology, behavior, and ecology of quilts in their native environment—the homes of humans who make, use, keep, and bestow them. The taxonomy proposed by Forrest and Blincoe is rooted in the mechanics of replicating quilts so that it can be used to understand evolutionary and genetic relationships between quilt types. The morphology section anatomizes normal and abnormal physical features of quilts, while the section on conception and birth in the life cycle discusses how the underlying processes of replication intersect with environmental factors to produce tangible objects. This methodology is applicable to many kinds of crafts and will be of wide interest to students of folklore, anthropology, and art history. Case studies of traditional quilts and their makers in the Catskills and Appalachia add a warm, human dimension to the book.

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