Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains

By: Smiley, Jane

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 174 pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. 'In her first nonfiction work, the author of Barn Blind fashions what she calls a friendship quilt from interviews with artisans who see their choice to live in the the New York Catskill Mountains region as being significantly entwined with their decision to live by craftsmanship. Fourth-generation Catskill dwellers as well as recent escapees from Manhattan explore a diversity of craft, which Smiley defines as the making of useful objects by hand, one at a time. New techniques such as the use of casting and molds in pottery are implemented alongside traditional ones in fashioning quilts, furniture, paper dolls and stained-glass windows.' - Publisher's Weekly

Title: Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains

Author: Smiley, Jane

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Signed, Modern First Editions, Americana, Crafts,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1988

ISBN Number: 0517567008

ISBN Number 13: 9780517567005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196830

Keywords: CRAFTS ARTISANS CATSKILL MOUNTAINS REGION AMERICANA SKILLED TRADES TRADITIONAL JANE SMILEY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER,