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Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture

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The Index of American Design was one of the most significant undertakings of the Federal Art Project -- the visual arts arm of the Works Progress Administration. Part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, this ambitious initiative set out to discover and document an authentic American style in everyday objects. The curators of the Index combed the country for art of the machine age -- from carved carousel horses to engraved powder horns to woven coverlets -- created by artisans for practical use. In their ...

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Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture
2015, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813155678

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