Hex Signs Don Yoder

ISBN: 9780525244660

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72 pages


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Hex Signs  by  Don Yoder

Hex Signs by Don Yoder
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99 color illustrations 37 b/w photos 2 color maps 8 x 11 Helps us to understand hex signs as no other work on the subject ever has.-Simon Bronner, author of Following TraditionA landmark in the study of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art.-HenryMore99 color illustrations 37 b/w photos 2 color maps 8 x 11 Helps us to understand hex signs as no other work on the subject ever has.-Simon Bronner, author of Following TraditionA landmark in the study of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art.-Henry Glassie, author of The Spirit of Folk ArtA revised and expanded edition of the classic work on hex-sign barn decorations, offering insight into their various forms, geographical spread, European origins, evolution in Pennsylvania, and current use in tourism, advertising, and regional art.

The authors explore the meaning of the symbols by examining evidence from popular writers, scholars, and contemporary hex-sign painters. Full-color photographs display the grandeur of this Pennsylvania Dutch phenomenon.Don Yoder, who lives in Devon, Pennsylvania, was cofounder of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society and longtime editor of its serial, Pennsylvania Folklife. He was Professor of Folklife Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1992 and is the acclaimed author of countless works on Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture. Thomas E. Graves lives in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, and has written articles on hex signs, gravestones, and coal culture.



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