People Knitting

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616895403
Size: 54.22 MB
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People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops—abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.

People Fishing

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616897279
Size: 78.90 MB
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Although people have fished for food since the dawn of time, fishing today is one of the most popular pastimes in the world—an estimated 220 million people worldwide are recreational anglers, according to the World Bank. While many enjoy the Zen of waiting patiently for a strike in the great outdoors, for others, at least judging from this quirky collection of fishermen and women fishing is clearly a time of great fun, even hilarity. In this follow-up to her delightful People Knitting, photo archivist and collector Barbara Levine, along with Paige Ramey, netted these curious, humorous, and sometimes outrageous photos of Edwardian dowagers, tiny babies, sunburned sportsmen, and bathing beauties preparing tackle boxes, casting their lures, and displaying the catch of the day. A tribute to this perennial outdoor pastime, this is the perfect book for the fisher in your life.

People Kissing

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616897724
Size: 32.20 MB
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Love is in the air as Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey take on humankind's oldest pastime: kissing. In racy candids, humorous vintage postcards, and snapshots taken on the sly, couples from the Victorian era through the Swinging Sixties smooch, canoodle, neck, and spoon. The collected photographs are sweet, sincere, and saucy, occasionally awkward, and always intriguing: Who took these photos? And what lay in store for these amorous couples after the shutter clicked—true love or just a passing fancy? People Kissing is the perfect gift to share with a sweetheart any day you feel like making a public display of affection.

Encyclopedia Of Twentieth Century Photography 3 Volume Set

Author: Lynne Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135205434
Size: 30.65 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

Knitting America

Author: Susan M. Strawn
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340110
Size: 61.73 MB
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Enhanced with more than three hundred images, a comprehensive history of knitting in America includes twenty historical knitting patterns.

Creative Knitting

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486499154
Size: 65.51 MB
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Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.

Wrapped In Color

Author: Deborah Tomasello
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491260340
Size: 55.81 MB
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So many knitters—even seasoned ones—see colorwork as something complex and beyond their abilities. I was quite intimidated by the idea of stranding, and books that I looked at on the technique did not allay my fears. My book shows all knitters that stranded knitting is far easier than they might think, and that even very complicated-looking designs are simple to knit. My illustrations and easy-to-follow explanations give even the most hesitant knitters the confidence to create beautiful garments and accessories. By using the knit stitch alone (because I design in the round, my patterns for the most part do not require purling), even the most inexperienced knitters can create pieces that comprise intricate colowork ideas. Stranded knitting is deceptively easy.Wrapped in Color offers a fresh and welcome approach to stranded knitting. It is a total departure from traditional stranding style. With a choice collection of my new-fashioned colorwork-in-the-round patterns, accompanied by many attractive photos, there is something in this book that will appeal to young knitters, as well as those who are young at heart. I have replaced the traditional ideas of what colorwork is with new designs that have never been done before. While any text included is informative, it is also light, interesting, casual and entertaining. The book is long on visuals, tutorials and charts and short on written text. Wrapped in Colors covers all that color can accomplish in a knitted piece. Color can convey mood. Color can be lace. Color can be cables. In short, color can be anything, and anyone and knit it.

The Close Knit Circle

Author: Kerry Wills
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275992460
Size: 18.66 MB
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Explores the burgeoning subculture of American knitters, who are united in their passion for the craft, its history, and the sense of community it provides.