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American Denim : A New Folk Art by Peter Beagle with photographs by Baron Wolman is "a charming, historically-important, and well-produced book from 1975 that highlights the work of about 50 denim artists. The concept is simple: these men and women took denim garments and changed them. There's a wide range of techniques here: applique, embroidery and other needlepoint techniques, distressing, intergration of other fabrics, painting, studding. The intentions of the artists here are varied. Some of them are coming straight out of the hippie "I drew on my dirty jeans" school. Others are clearly fabric artists interested in seeing how they can transform garments into something new." Published by Warner/Abrams, 1975. Condition good.
Softcover, 158pg. Color
11" x 8.75"