Art Quilts the Midwest

Author: Linzee Kull McCray
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609383230
Format: PDF
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As a writer covering textiles, art, and craft, Linzee Kull McCray wondered just how deeply fiber artists were influenced by their surroundings. Focusing on midwestern art quilters in particular, she put out a call for entries and nearly 100 artists responded; they were free to define those aspects of midwesterness that most affected their work. The artists selected for inclusion in this book embrace the Midwest s climate, land, people, and culture, and if they don t always embrace it wholeheartedly, then they use their art to react to it. The proof can be seen in the varied, powerful quilts in this energizing book. "

Ein Freund der Erde

Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446239677
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wir schreiben das Jahr 2025: Der Treibhauseffekt hat voll zugeschlagen, im Loiretal wird nicht mehr Wein, sondern Reis angebaut, die meisten Säugetiere sind ausgestorben und das Essen ist auch nicht mehr das, was es einmal war. Ty Tierwater, militanter Umweltschützer, verbrachte mehr Zeit im Knast als in der freien Natur. Da taucht eines Tages seine zweite Frau Andrea mit einem ganz besonderen Anliegen auf...

Clothing And Textile Collections in the United States

Author: Sally Queen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This Costume Society of America guide to clothing and textile collections in the United States lists 2,604 collections whose holdings include general clothing, costumes, uniforms, accessories, banners, flags, quilts. Entries include extended descriptions

All Will Yet be Well

Author: Sarah Gillespie Huftalen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780877454229
Format: PDF
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"Sarah Gillespie Huftalen led an unconventional life for a rural midwestern woman of her time. Born in 1865 near Manchester, Iowa, she was a farm girl who became a highly regarded country school and college teacher; she married a man older than either of her parents, received a college degree later in life, and was committed to both family and career. A gifted writer, she crafted essays, teacher-training guides, and poetry while continuing to write lengthy, introspective entries in her diary, which spans the years from 1873 to 1952. In addition, she gathered extensive information about the quietly tragic life of her mother, Emily, and worked to preserve Emily's own detailed diary." "In more than 3,500 pages, Sarah writes about her multiple roles as daughter, sister, wife, teacher, family historian, and public figure. Her diary reflects the process by which she was socialized into these roles and her growing consciousness of the ways in which these roles intersected. Not only does her diary embody the diverse strategies used by one woman to chart her life's course and to preserve her life's story for future generations, it also offers ample evidence of the diary as a primary form of private autobiography for individuals whose lives do not lend themselves to traditional definitions of autobiography." "Taken together, Emily's and Sarah's extraordinary diaries span nearly a century and thus form a unique mother/daughter chronicle of daily work and thoughts, interactions with neighbors and friends and colleagues, and the destructive family dynamics that dominated the Gillespies. Sarah's consciousness of the abusive relationship between her mother and father haunts her diary, and this dramatic relationship is duplicated in Sarah's relationship with her brother, Henry. Suzanne Bunkers' skillful editing and analysis of Sarah's diary reveal the legacy of a caring, loving mother reflected in her daughter's work as family member, teacher, and citizen." "The rich entries in Sarah Gillespie Huftalen's diary offer us brilliant insights into the importance of female kinship networks in American life, the valued status of many women as family chronicles, and the fine art of selecting, piecing, stitching, and quilting that characterizes the many shapes of women's autobiographies. Read Sarah's diary to discover why "all will yet be well.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved