Janneken Smucker's Amish Quilts (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist PDF

By Janneken Smucker

Amish Quilts explores how those items advanced from useful mattress linens into modern art.

In this in-depth research, illustrated with greater than a hundred attractive colour photos, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish cover Amish. She examines the price of quilts to those that have made, obtained, offered, exhibited, and preserved them and the way that price alterations as a duvet travels from Amish palms to industry to shoppers.

A fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker herself, Smucker lines the background of Amish quilts from their use within the past due 19th century to their sale within the profitable enterprise practices of at the present time. via her personal observations in addition to oral histories, newspaper debts, ephemera, and different archival resources, she seeks to appreciate how the time period "Amish" grew to become a mode and what it ability to either quiltmakers and shoppers. She additionally appears to be like at how quilts effect type and increases problems with authenticity of quilts within the marketplace.

Whether regarded as artwork, craft, or commodity, Amish quilts mirror the intersections of consumerism and connoisseurship, faith and trade, nostalgia and aesthetics. by means of completely interpreting all of those facets, Amish Quilts is a vital source for someone attracted to the background of those attractive works.]]>

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