Vintage Images of America's Living Past Applewood Books, Barbara Dasilva. Page 26. No. 28. "A Class in Dressmaking," Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., 1899. Photographic print by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Author: Barbara Dasilva
Publisher: Applewood Books
Over 50 full-color images cover a span of over 100 years of textiles, from the 1800s through the 1900s. Featured images derive from prints, paintings, illustrations and photographs, and illustrate the arts of sewing, needlework and quilting.
Two very helpful theses are Ruth Yvonne Cox, “Textiles Used in Philadelphia 1760–1775” (Master's thesis, ... Helpful and well done is a li le book by D. Pennington and M. Taylor, A Pictorial Guide to American Spinning Wheels ...
Author: Kax Wilson
Originally published in 1979, this volume acts as a reference for the history textiles. It asks questions on the effect of technology on textiles, how did particular historical periods and locations expand or limit the possibilities for the manufacture of fabrics and how the textile history related to politics and economics, sociology and psychology, art and engineering, anthropology and archaeology, chemistry and physics. Addressing these questions, the author surveys the development of the technical components of fabrics and discusses the textiles of selected places and times. She uses prose, drawings and more than 130 photographs to show how each era of textile production reflects its age. This book is designed to serve as a college text and as a reference work for museum researchers. With sections including illustrations and diagrams; key terminology; spinning wool; spinning and raw materials; single ply and cord and fabric construction.
Weavers of pictorial textiles tended to enjoythe artistic challenge ofweaving them, a departurefrom the mainstream regional rugstyles found atTwo Grey Hills (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)and Teec NosPos (Arizona), for example.
Author: Gerard C. Wertkin
For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.
( Cover photos : Participants in the World Conference on warp sizing congregated at Clemson University where the new Cutts System for warp sizing was introduced . America's Textiles , the official publication of the sponsoring ...
It was during this productive period that Albers, influenced by her research into ancient Peruvian and Mexican textiles, created “pictorial weavings”—a term she used to designate small works of art composed of geometric studies.
Author: Carol Kort
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Art, American
Presents biographical profiles of American women of achievement in the field of visual arts, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.
Increasingly, “American textiles” are in truth “international textiles,” as world travel, artistic cross- ... Weaving Arts of the North American Indian. ... Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650–1850.
Author: Helen Sheumaker
Category: Social Science
Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.
Ruth Reeves was an innovative and successful textile designer and a member of the American Union of Decorative Artists ... The Picture Collection , as Reeves later commented , was formed “ to feed artists and industrial designers with ...
Publisher: UNC Press Books
This book presents watercolor renderings along with a selection of the artifacts in the Index of American Design, a visual archive of decorative, folk, and popular arts made in America from the colonial period to about 1900. Three essays explore the history, operation, and ambitions of the Index of American Design, examine folk art collecting in America during the early decades of the twentieth century, and consider the Index's role in the search for a national cultural identity in the early twentieth-century United States.
The Pictorial Textile in America Nevertheless , pictorial textiles were frequently compared to paintings , rather than analysed on their own terms , which ultimately complicated their critical reception throughout the modernist period .
Author: Virginia Gardner Troy
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Limited
Exploring the role of textile design, textile production, collections of textiles and critical responses to textiles in the period, 1890-1940, this book surveys textiles in the modern age.
Addtothat the complicated equipment and time required for advance batik and weaving techniques, ... Unlike other pictorial textiles, these Hmong story cloths are read across and down the fabric like a storyboard for a film.
Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Category: Social Science
This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales
from selvage to selvage and reversing the direction of wrapping on the return trip, a flat, ribbed, close, heavy fabric can be produced, suited for pictorial textiles. There are, of course, many high points in the art of weaving, ...
Publisher: Library of America
Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there: In the quarter century after the end of World War II, a new generation of painters, sculptors, and photographers transformed the face of American art and shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Signaled by the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters such as Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious body of writing without parallel in our cultural history. In the words of editor Jed Perl, “there has never been a period when the visual arts have been written about with more mongrel energy—with more unexpected mixtures of reportage, rhapsody, analysis, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has gathered the best of this writing together for the first time, interwoven with fascinating headnotes that establish the historical background, the outsized personalities of the artists and critics, and the nature of the aesthetic battles that defined the era. Here are statements by the most significant artists, and major critical essays by Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and other influential figures. Here too is an electrifying array of responses by poets and novelists, reflecting the free interplay between different art forms: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. The atmosphere of the time comes to vivid life in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with scores of black-and-white images and a 32-page color insert, this is a book that every art lover will treasure.