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    Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: v. 1: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana (Hardback) Edited by Jane Katcher, Edited by David A. Schorsch, Edited by Ruth Wolfe, Contributions by Jean M. Burks, Contributions by Paul S. D'Ambrosio, Contributions by Erin Eisenbarth, Contributions by Robin Jaffee Frank, Contributions by Robert Hunter, Contributions by Patricia E. Kane, Contributions by Richard Miller


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    DescriptionAmerican handicrafts from the early years of the Republic are telling indicators of family traditions, aesthetic values, and household customs of the young nation. Showing us how creative and consumer cultures from the old world were transformed in the new, "Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence" presents more than two hundred examples of American folk art and decorative arts created in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawn from the extraordinary "Jane Katcher Collection", the book features familiar expressions of American folk art - portraits and carvings, quilts and needlework, weathervanes and whirligigs, family records and calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, baskets, and toys, as well as such unexpected items as valentines, friendship albums, and keepsakes woven from the hair of loved ones. A distinguished group of scholars discuss these objects within the context of historical, economic, and social issues as well as aesthetics. There are also explorations of craft methods and artistic strategies practiced by the artists and artisans represented in the collection. Separate essays on the Shaker and the Pennsylvania-German communities concentrate on the unique features of their material cultures and their religious and social orientations. With more than 100 previously unreproduced works, this generously illustrated book is essential for anyone interested in American folk art or decorative arts.

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    Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: v. 1
    Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jane Katcher, Edited by David A. Schorsch, Edited by Ruth Wolfe, Contributions by Jean M. Burks, Contributions by Paul S. D'Ambrosio, Contributions by Erin Eisenbarth, Contributions by Robin Jaffee Frank, Contributions by Robert Hunter, Contributions by Patricia E. Kane, Contributions by Richard Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 279 mm
    Height: 287 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 2,835 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300119657
    ISBN 10: 0300119658

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
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    BIC E4L: ART
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
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    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BIC subject category V2: AFT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART015020
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BIC subject category V2: AFP
    DC22: 745.0973/09033
    LC classification: NK806 .E97 2006
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    DC22: 745.50973
    BISAC V2.8: ANT001000
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    Illustrations note
    536 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    04 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Jane Katcher is a retired paediatric radioligist and distinguished arts patron. David A. Schorsch is a specialist in fine American antiques and folk art. Ruth Wolfe is an editor and writer in the field of American folk art. Jean M. Burks is Curator of Decorative Arts at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont. Paul S. D'Ambrosio is Vice President and Chief Curator of the New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown. Erin Eisenbarth is Acting Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, Robin Jaffe Frank is Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Patricia E. Kane, is Curator of American Decorative Arts, all at the Yale University Art Gallery. Robert Hunter is a historical archaeologist and editor of Ceramics in America. Richard Miller is former curator of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia. Charles Santore is author of The Windsor Style in America. Robert Shaw is former curator of the Shelburne Museum. Scott T. Swank is Executive Director of Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, Massachusetts. Philip Zea is President of Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts. Eileen M. Smiles is a folk and decorative arts specialist.