American Quilts - The Democratic Art, 1780-2007
Photographs: Over 350 photographs
Sumptuous, informative and engaging, this is the ultimate bookon American quilts as art. Written by one of the leading scholarsin the field, it?s a fascinating chronicle of the growth andevolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does authorRobert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, heplaces the craft in its historical, cultural and socioeconomiccontext, providing a visually lush journey through Americanhistory. This opulent volume starts with old-world traditions andgoes up to date, examining key moments that had an impact onquilting culture - including Amish emigration, slavery and theCivil War, the Depression, new sewing technology and theBicentennial. More than 350 stunning images capture a rich varietyof work created by people from all walks of life.ISBN13: 9781402747731
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