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"Arkansas Made, Vol 1" 2nd Ed.

"Arkansas Made, Vol 1" 2nd Ed.

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Arkansas Made, Vol 1: A Survey of the Decorative, Mechanical, and Fine Arts Produced in Arkansas through 1950

2nd Edition

Volume 1: Quilts and Textiles • Ceramics • Silver • Weaponry • Furniture • Vernacular Architecture • Native American Art
8.5″ x 11″
816 pages, 882 images

Swannee Bennett and William B. Worthen
February 2021

Arkansas Made is the culmination of Historic Arkansas Museum’s exhaustive investigations into the history of the state’s material culture. Decades of meticulous research have resulted in this exciting two-volume survey of cabinetmakers, silversmiths, potters, fine artists, quilters, and other artisans working in communities all over the state.

The work of the artisans documented here has been the driving force of Historic Arkansas Museum’s mission to collect and preserve Arkansas’s creative legacy and rich artistic traditions. Artisans from across Arkansas’s rich cultural landscape come to life among the colorful quilts, playful temperance jugs, and inventive effigies included in Volume I. Readers will delight not only in the striking full-color images but also in the stories that weave them together across time and region to create a lively picture of art and artisanship in a state too little celebrated for its creative output.

Supported by the Historic Arkansas Museum, a museum in the Division of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

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