The Resource Amish quilts : crafting an American icon, Janneken Smucker

Amish quilts : crafting an American icon, Janneken Smucker

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Amish quilts : crafting an American icon
Title
Amish quilts
Title remainder
crafting an American icon
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Janneken Smucker
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Language
eng
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Title
Amish quilts
Creator
Summary
In this in-depth study, illustrated with more than 100 stunning color photographs, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish quilt Amish. She examines the value of quilts to those who have made, bought, sold, exhibited, and preserved them and how that value changes as a quilt travels from Amish hands to marketplace to consumers
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Review
/* Starred Review */ Just as people who buy the New Yorker for its cartoons feel they’ve gotten their money’s worth without reading beyond the punch lines, readers may take this up for the pictures alone: they are sumptuous. Photos of the bedcovers are complemented by pictures of modern art works that share aesthetics with the popular Amish quilts, known for their boldness, simplicity, and precision. Smucker (co-author, Amish Abstractions), a fifth-generation Mennonite quilter, is also a bold and precise historian. She tells stories not only of quilt history but also of social history, debunking myths (Amish women have not, for example, been quilting forever) and almost naming names (pickers stole quilts while their makers were at church). Smucker organizes her well-fabricated work into three nearly chronological parts: histories, the Amish style within American style; the popularity in the later-20th century of the Amish quilt as art; and Amish and “English” quilt businesses that spread abroad. She writes appealingly and clearly, always defining quilt jargon and explaining cultural mores as she tells “of the seemingly humble Amish quilts and the people who have loved them.” 101 color photos. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed November 4, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 44, p)
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
746.4608828973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Amish quilts : crafting an American icon, Janneken Smucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Made in America -- Amish quilts, Amish values -- Off of beds and onto walls -- Folk art and women's work -- The fashion for quilts -- From rags to riches -- Amish intermediaries -- A good Amish quilt folded like money -- Designed to sell -- Homespun efficiency -- The Amish brand -- Outsourcing authenticity
Control code
819741826
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781421410531
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)819741826

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