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A STITCH IN TIME

E. Newell Aimee

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Ohio University Press

Data premiery:
2014-03-15

ISBN:
9780821420522

125,95 PLN
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Opis produktu

'strong'Aimee E. Newell'/strong' is director of collections at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington Massachusetts.Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860 this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America.''Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needleworkprimarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United Statesmade by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860 this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America.'br/''br/' : :The book is filled with individual examples stories and over eighty fine color photographs that illuminate the role that samplers and needlework played in the culture of the time. For example in October 1852 Amy Fiske (17851859) of Sturbridge Massachusetts stitched a sampler. But she was not a schoolgirl making a sampler to learn her letters. Instead as she explained The above is what I have taken from my sampler that I wrought when I was nine years old. It was w[rough]t on fine cloth [and] it tattered to pieces. My age at this time is 66 years.Ł'br/''br/' : :Situated at the intersection of womens history material culture study and the history of aging this book brings together objects diaries letters portraits and prescriptive literature to consider how middleclass American women experienced the aging process. Chapters explore the physical and mental effects of old ageŁ on antebellum women and their needlework technological developments related to needlework during the antebellum period and the tensions that arose from the increased mechanization of textile production and how gift needlework functioned among friends and family members. Far from being solely decorative ornaments or functional household textiles these samplers and quilts served their own ends. They offered aging women a means of coping of sharing and of expressing themselves. These threads of timeŁ provide a valuable and revealing source for the lives of mature antebellum women.'br/''br/' :Publication of this book was made possible in part through generous funding from the Coby Foundation Ltd'br/''img src='/images/thecolbyfoundationtransparent.png' title='The Colby Foundation' width='100%'/''br/'and from the Quilters Guild of Dallas Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund.'/''ul' :'l'Acknowledgments'/l' :'l'Introduction'/l' :'l'Chapter 1'br /'The Physical Challenges of Needlework'/l' :'l'Chapter 2'br /'Growing Old Gracefully'/l' :'l'Chapter 3'br /'The Technological Reshaping of Antebellum Needlework'/l' :'l'Chapter 4'br /'I Give and Bequeath This Quilt: Needlework as Property'/l' :'l'Chapter 5'br /'Family Currency: The Gift Needlework of Aging W

Data Publikacji: 2014-03-15
Wymiary: 254 mm 203 mm

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