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

Marin F Hanson , Patricia Cox Crews

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6 May 2009
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 catalogue series of the "International Quilt Study Centre" 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 catalogue 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-colour 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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""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./i>--B. L. Herman "CHOICE "

About the Author

Marin F. Hanson is curator of exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her scholarly articles have appeared in "Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture" and "Uncoverings: Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group." Patricia Cox Crews is the director of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and a professor in the Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has edited many books, including "A Flowering of Quilts" (Nebraska 2001), and is coeditor of "Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers" (available in a Bison Books edition).

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quilt Reference 2 May 2009
By Quilt Maven - Published on Amazon.com
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For quilt history students and/or just quilt afficianados, this book rates a 10 on the 1-10 scale. It is well organized, full of extraordinary color photos and commentary. I would strongly recommend it to any and all quilt lovers. It is well worth the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most comprehensive book on American quilts ever published 16 Aug 2009
By D. DINATALE - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the most comprehensive book on American quilts ever published. Each subject is covered by experts we know and trust, such as Barbara Brackman Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts, Merikay Waldvogel American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: the Bresler Collection, and Laurel Horton (Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group). The photographs are outstanding and include close-up details as well as full-quilt photos. Drawing from the collection at the International Quilt Study Center, the authors' personal collections, and collections at other museums, the book exhibits multiple examples of the types of quilts produced from 1870 through 1940. When possible photographs and brief descriptions of the quilt maker(s) are also included, providing readers a view of what life was like at the time and how quilts and quilting fit into their life. No quilt library will be complete without American Quilts in the Modern Age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quilts Galore 17 Sep 2009
By J. Diwell - Published on Amazon.com
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A catalogue of inspiration for every quilter. Lots of colored photographs with quilt assessments written by some of our well known quilters and authors. Barbara Brackman, Laurel Horton and Merikay Waldvogel to name just a few. It may be a little on expensive side but well worth the investment. Fabulous!!! Hopefully we wont have to wait too long for the next volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 25 April 2010
By Susan B. Catanzarito - Published on Amazon.com
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If you love history and quilts then this book is for you. It is the perfect mix of both. What better resource than the International Quilts Study Center at Lincoln, Ne. A must for your quilt library.
5.0 out of 5 stars American Quilts 28 Feb 2013
By Kay - Published on Amazon.com
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I am interested in the history of quilts from 1870 to 1940. This is a great resource with lovely pictures.
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