American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940: The International Quilt Study Center Collections

American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940: The International Quilt Study Center Collections

by Marin F. Hanson
     
 


Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has remarked, “Much of the social history of early America has been lost to us precisely because women were expected to use needles rather than pens.” This book, part of the multivolume series of the International Quilt Study Center collections, recovers a swath of that lost history and… See more details below

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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has remarked, “Much of the social history of early America has been lost to us precisely because women were expected to use needles rather than pens.” This book, part of the multivolume series of the International Quilt Study Center collections, recovers a swath of that lost history and shows us some of America’s treasured material culture as it was pieced and stitched into place.
 
American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870–1940 examines the period’s quilts from both an artistic and a historical perspective. From pieced block to Crazy style to Colonial Revival examples, as well as one-of-a-kind creations, the full array of style and design appears in this book covering seven decades of quiltmaking. The contributing authors provide critical information regarding the modern and anti-modern tensions that persisted throughout this era of America’s coming of age, from the Civil War to World War II. They also address the textile technology and cultural context of the times in which the quilts were created, with an eye to the role that industrialization and modernization played in the evolution of techniques, materials, and designs. With full-color photographs of over 587 quilts, American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 offers a new visual and tactile understanding of American culture and society, bridging the transition from traditional folk culture to the age of mass production and consumption.

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Editorial Reviews

monstersandcritics.com

"This is certain to become a valued addition to the quilter's or textile historian's reference library."—Sandy Amazeen, monstersandcritics.com
Quiltmaker

"With more than 587 color photos, this far-reaching volume belongs in the hands of anyone who loves quilts and the stories connecting them to the modern world."—Quiltmaker
Prairie Fire

"This extraordinarily impressive and beautifully designed large book provides valued insights and understanding of American history, art and culture, as well as the contributions of women to American society and the impact and influence of technological advances on textile, particularly quilts."—George W. Neubert, Prairie Fire

— George W. Neubert

CHOICE

"American Quilts in the Modern Age shines as an intelligent, informed, and elegantly produced presentation of quilts fashioned from the 1870s through the mid-20th century."—B. L. Herman, CHOICE

— B. L. Herman

CHOICE - B. L. Herman

"American Quilts in the Modern Age shines as an intelligent, informed, and elegantly produced presentation of quilts fashioned from the 1870s through the mid-20th century."—B. L. Herman, CHOICE
Prairie Fire - George W. Neubert

"This extraordinarily impressive and beautifully designed large book provides valued insights and understanding of American history, art and culture, as well as the contributions of women to American society and the impact and influence of technological advances on textile, particularly quilts."—George W. Neubert, Prairie Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803220546
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,025,276
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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