People Knitting

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616895402
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Photography

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 Knitting

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616893923
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Photography

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.

No Idle Hands

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307775443
Release Date: 2010-11-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

“Fascinating . . . What is remarkable about this book is that a history of knitting can function so well as a survey of the changes in women’s rolse over time.”—The New York Times Book Review An historian and lifelong knitter, Anne Macdonald expertly guides readers on a revealing tour of the history of knitting in America. In No Idle Hands, Macdonald considers how the necessity—and the pleasure—of knitting has shaped women’s lives. Here is the Colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, and her Victorian counterpart, who enjoyed the pleasure of knitting while visiting with friends; the war wife eager to provide her man with warmth and comfort, and the modern woman busy creating fashionable handknits for herself and her family. Macdonald examines each phase of American history and gives us a clear and compelling look at life, then and now. And through it all, we see how knitting has played an important part in the way society has viewed women—and how women have viewed themselves. Assembled from articles in magazines, knitting brochures, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, and featuring reproductions of advertisements, illustrations, and photographs from each period, No Idle Hands capture the texture of women’s domestic lives throughout history with great wit and insight. “Colorful and revealing . . . vivid . . . This book will intrigue needlewomen and students of domestic history alike.”—The Washington Post Book World

The Penguin Knitting Book

Author: James Norbury
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241971260
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The Penguin Knitting Book by James Norbury is a charming how-to-knit classic packed with delightfully vintage advice. Knitting fills a fascinating page in the human story. I know of no home-craft that enjoys the universal popularity of hand-knitting James Norbury's The Penguin Knitting Book, first published in 1957, is a how-to guide for the experienced knitter as well as the beginner. Full of wit and charm as well as tips and techniques for the contemporary knitter, The Penguin Knitting Book entertainingly illustrates all things vintage in the world of wool. Along with telling you how to knit, The Penguin Knitting Book includes original vintage patterns for every member of the family. Babies' coats, pullovers for father, sweaters for the teenager, dresses, jumpers, coats and cardigans, you will find them all in this charming aid to better knitting. 'James Norbury was the strongest single influence in British knitting during the twenty-five years after the Second World War' Sir Bishop Richard Rutt, author of A History of Hand Knitting '[In the late 1960s] there was a chap called James Norbury, who had his own knitting show on the BBC. I sat in on some of the programmes, and good stuff it was, too. I learned lots of racy stuff about 'knit one, purl one'' Sir David Attenborough 'Knitting is the saving of a life' Virginia Woolf James Norbury wrote The Penguin Knitting Book in 1957. He travelled extensively throughout the world, studying every aspect of the knitter's craft. A knitting historian, teacher and designer as well as a television star on his own BBC knitting show, he was Chief Designer for Patons and one of the foremost authorities on the history of knitting.

Knitting America

Author: Susan M. Strawn
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760340110
Release Date: 2011-05-13
Genre: History

Enhanced with more than three hundred images, a comprehensive history of knitting in America includes twenty historical knitting patterns.

Knitting

Author: Sandy Black
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 1851775595
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A curator of The New Knitting touring exhibition draws on the Victoria & Albert Museum's extensive collection to chart the craft's history from a domestic art to one of the most sophisticated computer-controlled textile production processes used today, in a photographic showcase that displays everyday articles beside master-level adaptations.

KnitKnit

Author: Sabrina Gschwandtner
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 1584796316
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Bringing together profiles of 27 artist-crafters, this work does more than just document their creations. Each of the profiled knitters has contributed a project - a sweatshirt kimono, a mohair and metal belt, a hobo-style shoulder bag, a geodesic-patterned cap, as well as a teddy bear knit from fiberglass insulation.

Picturing Men

Author: John Ibson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0226368580
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Photography

These photographs, spanning from before the Civil War to the 1950s, reveal a lost world. Rather than imposing contemporary notions of sexuality by assuming the images only illustrate a portion of the gay past, Ibson returns them to their own time to examine what they meant to the subjects. His perspective unearths a hidden aspect of American men's history. 140 photos.

Knitting Ephemera

Author: Carol Sulcoski
Publisher:
ISBN: 1936096986
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre:

Did you know that knitting burns 102 calories per hour? That November is national Knit a Sweater month? Filled with fun facts and trivia, "Knitting Ephemera "contains 300 entries covering everything from knitting in history, folklore, and pop culture to little-known info on wool and sheep. This engaging knitter s treasury features tips and techniques, along with illuminating illustrations."

Hans Eijkelboom People of the Twenty First Century

Author: Hans Eijkelboom
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714867152
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Photography

Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty‐First Century is an enormous and completely fascinating collection of "anti‐sartorial" photographs of street life by the Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer. From Amsterdam to New York and Paris to Shanghai, these photographs, taken over a period of more than twenty years, provide a cumulative portrait of the people of the twenty‐first century. A magnetic panoply of images, this cult object has a place in the library of every photography book collector as well as anyone interested in contemporary culture. Democratic, apolitical and unique, the archive of thousands of images offers an engrossing and engaging cross-section of society. Over the course of the last two decades, the Dutch photographer worked methodically on his monumental Photo Notes project: First he would select a busy pedestrian area – his favorite spots were often near shopping centers – where he would stay for 30 minutes up to a few hours. He then spent time observing passers-by before recognizing a common type, normally based on a garment, sometimes a behavior: people in band T‐shirts, fur caps or beige trench coats; young couples walking arm in arm; women in suit dresses; men with gelled hair or pushing shopping trolleys. . . He snapped them with a camera hung around his neck, attached to a trigger in his pocket. Back in the studio, the images were laid into grids called Photo Notes. Their simplicity of form and presentation belies their complex anthropological, social and artistic commentary.

Harlem

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
ISBN: 0847833356
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary and political currents of the African-American community since the Harlem Renaissance of the early twentieth century. This sweeping photographic survey includes nearly 300 images that tell the story of Harlem throughout the twentieth century, its distinctive landscape and extraordinary inhabitants. The work of eighty artists and photographers is paired with texts by important Harlem scholars and quotes from important writers on the subject of Harlem. The book is divided in three sections: Early Twentieth Century; Revolution--the 1960s and 1970s; and Harlem Now--1980s through the Present.

Knitting for Tommy

Author: Lucinda Gosling in association with Mary Evans Picture Library
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750957670
Release Date: 2017-07-07
Genre: History

During the First World War a knitting craze swept across Britain, as women everywhere wanted to ‘kit out’ their Tommies with socks, mittens, balaclavas, vests, jumpers and all manner of knitwear, some more graciously received than others! Millions of socks were sent from the home front to the front line in a bid to wage war on the dreaded ‘trench foot’ and often seamstresses would tuck a love note or a simple message to the soldier far from home. Knitting circles and fundraisers became a daily part of women’s lives and institutions and charities across Britain, with the Red Cross printing an official guide to how to kit out Tommies with the warmest wear. The craze was not just limited to Britain, as soon as the Americans joined the war, knitting became a national sport there too. ‘Knitting for Tommy’ explores the knitting craze through magazine adverts, posters and photographs of the day, as well as offering a guide to kitting out the First World War Tommy through original knitting patterns of the day.

Queen Victoria s Family

Author: Charlotte Zeepvat
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 0750926872
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Presents a collection of photographs of Queen Victoria and her family.

Rene Burri Photographs

Author:
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
ISBN: UCSD:31822033600982
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Photography

A career retrospective of one of the greatest 20th-century photographers .