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Amish: The Art of the Quilt.

Hughes, Robert.

Published by Knopf, 1990
ISBN 10: 0394587812 / ISBN 13: 9780394587813
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Title: Amish: The Art of the Quilt.

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine D. J

Edition: 1st Ed..

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207 pp.oversized, no slipcase, extra postage for foriegn shipping )DECORATIVE ART). Bookseller Inventory # 013193

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Synopsis: Celebrating the design, techniques, colors, and artisans of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a beautifully illustrated tour of the Esprit collection of Amish quilts highlights works that were created between 1870 and 1950.

From Publishers Weekly: Deep, vibrant tones of plum, burgundy, teal and hunter green in patterns as starkly simple as Bars or as sprightly as Sunshine and Shadow sing forth from the 82 quilts, selected from San Francisco's Esprit collection, pictured on these large-format pages. Designed and stitched by Pennsylvania Amish women between 1870 and 1950, the quilts exemplify the values in a religious culture that, as art critic Hughes notes in the introduction, "puts tremendous premium on stable order and material adequacy." Pieced from unpatterned cloth and arranged in geometric patterns, the quilts are vivid and modern in effect, demonstrating, in Hughes's view, "how absurd the once jealously guarded hierarchical distinctions between 'folk' and 'high' art can be." Silber, curator of the collection, provides brief, informative commentaries. Most eloquent, however, are the quilts themselves.
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