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 - Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg's Folk Art Collection
Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg's Folk Art Collection

Provides illustrated instructions for making Christmas decorations modelled on authentic folk items crafted over the past two centuries, and describes the customs surrounding each

  • ASIN: 0879350407
 - Building colonial furnishings, miniatures, & folk art (An Early American Society book)
Building colonial furnishings, miniatures, & folk art (An Early American Society book)

Book by Daniele, Joseph William

  • Brand: Brand: Stackpole Books
  • ASIN: 0811704513
 - White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

The New York Times Bestseller, with a new preface from the author“This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times“This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “White Trash will change the way we think about our past and present.” —T. J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Custer’s Trials In her groundbreaking  bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg, co-author of The Problem of Democracy, takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash.   “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win,” says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin. And we recognize how right she is today. Yet the voters that put Trump in the White House have been a permanent part of our American fabric, argues Isenberg. The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies. They were alternately known a...

  • Brand: PENGUIN
  • ASIN: 0143129678
 - A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World (Japanese Edition)
A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World (Japanese Edition)

Middle Eastern literature and poetry, including Arabian Nights and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, has captured the imaginations of European people with its mysterious atmosphere and tales of exotic lands. From the 18th to the early 20th century, various European editions of these stories were published that included imaginative illustrations by notable European illustrators such as Kai Nielsen, Edmund Durac and others.(mostly Japanese text, some English as supplementary)This book is a visual art collection of the world featured in such European illustrations and introduces the ancient Islamic manuscripts and art on which the illustrations are based. Islamic book design, ornaments and costumes of the time are also featured, giving readers a broad sense of the Islamic culture that has so inspired European artists. This collection offers a unique introduction to the beauty of Islamic art and culture and is sure to become a treasured book for Islamic art lovers, too.

  • ASIN: 4756248160
 - Punchneedle Embroidery: 40 Folk Art Designs
Punchneedle Embroidery: 40 Folk Art Designs

Punchneedle embroidery is back—and it still features the same quick and simple technique as before. But credit for its modern revival must go to today’s increasingly appealing designs, which result in charming works of miniature art. It’s easy to get started: All that’s needed are a punchneedle tool, embroidery hoop, fabric, floss, and the basics found here. Even beginners will soon be able to create exquisite projects that showcase timeless motifs, from flowers and crows to primitive stars. In addition to frameable punchneedle pieces, there are a handful of wearable accents and a gallery of the authors’ works.A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark/Chapelle
  • ASIN: 1579908896
 - American Slavery, American Freedom
American Slavery, American Freedom

"Thoughtful, suggestive and highly readable."―New York Times Book Review In the American Revolution, Virginians were the most eloquent spokesmen for freedom and quality. George Washington led the Americans in battle against British oppression. Thomas Jefferson led them in declaring independence. Virginians drafted not only the Declaration but also the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they were elected to the presidency of the United States under that Constitution for thirty-two of the first thirty-six years of its existence. They were all slaveholders. In the new preface Edmund S. Morgan writes: "Human relations among us still suffer from the former enslavement of a large portion of our predecessors. The freedom of the free, the growth of freedom experienced in the American Revolution depended more than we like to admit on the enslavement of more than 20 percent of us at that time. How republican freedom came to be supported, at least in large part, by its opposite, slavery, is the subject of this book. American Slavery, American Freedom is a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the keys to this central paradox, "the marriage of slavery and freedom," in the people and the politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the Revolution ...

  • ASIN: 039332494X
 - Paper Quilling Chinese Style: Create Unique Paper Quilling Projects that Bridge Western Crafts and Traditional Chinese Arts
Paper Quilling Chinese Style: Create Unique Paper Quilling Projects that Bridge Western Crafts and Traditional Chinese Arts

Paper quilling, a classic papercraft art that creates designs using paper strips in clever, inventive ways, gets an Asian flavor in Paper Quilling Chinese Style.Sure to delight the myriad and diverse group of crafters who have fallen in love with quilling, this lovely book uses traditional Chinese arts to create an array of paper quilling projects with a distinctly Chinese design. A flexible and limitless art form, paper quilling allows so much individual expression that it has attracted fans around the world. By showcasing the bold and inventive use of color, composition and traditional symbols, this book is sure to bring a new level of depth and beauty to your work.With simple tools and materials easily found at most craft stores, you will be able to explore the boundaries of Western handicraft and traditional Chinese culture and your own creativity!

  • Brand: Better Link Press
  • ASIN: 1602200173
 - The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty
The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty

This book challenges the conventional ideas of art and beauty. What is the value of things made by an anonymous craftsman working in a set tradition for a lifetime? What is the value of handwork? Why should even the roughly lacquered rice bowl of a Japanese farmer be thought beautiful? The late Soetsu Yanagi was the first to fully explore the traditional Japanese appreciation for "objects born, not made."Mr. Yanagi sees folk art as a manifestation of the essential world from which art, philosophy, and religion arise and in which the barriers between them disappear. The implications of the author's ideas are both far-reaching and practical.Soetsu Yanagi is often mentioned in books on Japanese art, but this is the first translation in any Western language of a selection of his major writings. The late Bernard Leach, renowned British potter and friend of Mr. Yanagi for fifty years, has clearly transmitted the insights of one of Japan's most important thinkers. The seventy-six plates illustrate objects that underscore the universality of his concepts. The author's profound view of the creative process and his plea for a new artistic freedom within tradition are especially timely now when the importance of craft and the handmade object is being rediscovered.

  • Brand: Kodansha
  • ASIN: 1568365209
 - Demons: A Novel in Three Parts (Vintage Classics)
Demons: A Novel in Three Parts (Vintage Classics)

Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia.

  • Brand: Vintage
  • ASIN: 0679734511
 - Colonial Williamsburg: The Guide: The Official Companion to the Historic Area
Colonial Williamsburg: The Guide: The Official Companion to the Historic Area

The story of America begins here. In Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, you can see hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. You can meet the men and women—black, white, and Native American, enslaved and free—who built a new nation. And you can experience the enduring relevance of America’s founding documents and principles.This practical guide featuresHistoric sites, including public buildings, private homes, and tavernsHistoric tradesArt MuseumsResorts, dining, and shoppingMore than 200 illustrations and maps

  • ASIN: 1493048228

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