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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter X: Colonial,   pp. [138]-150 ff. PDF (6.0 MB)


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6 is to be a joy forever, must be a joy for all." - Ruskin. 
3pean castle with its rich interior decorations, elaborately 
.ure and heavy draperies may be contrasted with the 
tge in the "Forest Primeval" in the new world America of 
where every living creature had freedom. Simplicity 
short period. The people, again weary of the extrava- 
luxury of the East, longed for quieter and more religious 
)st primitive houses were built and, for a time, art had no 
ew world. The minds of the people were concerned with 
he necessities of life rather than with artistic decoration. 
ild not think of a new fashion in dress when she scarcely 
veave a simple slip for her child, and how was a man to 
Lic building, when he could not hew logs fast enough to 


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