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United States of Americana : Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement - Kurt B. Reighley

United States of Americana

Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement

By: Kurt B. Reighley, Aaron Bagley (Illustrator)

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A field guide to the new American Roots movement, United States of Americana is a vivid, fascinating, and comprehensive survey of how and why young urban Americans are finding inspiration in the cultural traditions of an earlier time in many areas of contemporary life. Compiled by Seattle-based writer, DJ, and entertainer Kurt B. Reighley, United States of Americana explores this vibrant cultural phenomenon—from the music, to the clothing, to the food and drink, to the rebirth of home canning, straight razors, burlesque, and circuses.

“I love it! Kurt conveys the irresistable charm of the roots movement, showing that a taste for the details of the past can blend playfully with the amenities of the present. Independent circus and neo-burlesque are just a couple of the cultural movements he brings to life.”

The remaking of Americans : philosophy and history -- How adapting America's dusty past is shaping a brighter future -- Food for thought : new old-fashioned eating -- Backyard chickens, home canning, celebrity butchers -- Time in a Bottle : cocktails & spirits -- Classic cocktails meet newfangled speakeasies -- Shave and a haircut : grooming -- Barber shops, straight razors, championship facial hair -- A rugged exterior : fashion and apparel -- Timeless American workwear and reinterpreting the classics -- Built to last : leatherwork & accessories -- Boots, shoes, and outsourcing to the Amish -- Songs of pioneers : music -- From old-time Appalachia to the modern "grange" movement -- The great indoors : design and decor -- Taxidermy, cabinets of curiosity, Hatch Show print -- One stitch at a time : crafts and the D.I.Y. handmade movement -- There's no "ordinary" in embroidery -- All that glitters : lively arts -- Midriffs and midways : the return of burlesque and circuses -- Epilogue.

ISBN: 9780062008886
ISBN-10: 0062008889
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st August 2010