Tag: Unexpected

Unconventional & Unexpected American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000

Roderick Kiracofe, "Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1617691232 | 224 pages | EPUB | 225.4 MB
Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 is a stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century. Collected by renowned quilt authority and collector Roderick Kiracofe, they represent a 20th-century quilt movement that remains mostly undocumented. Unlike the familiar quilts that replicate traditional patterns of earlier centuries, these surprising textiles represent a freer, more casual, utilitarian style that departs from (and returns to) a multitude of norms and standards. Peppered with essays by renowned experts that help to contextualize the quilts’ surprisingly modern aesthetic, Unconventional & Unexpected is a groundbreaking celebration of 20th-century quilting that picks up where most other quilt histories leave off.


Plutarch’s Unexpected Silences Suppression and Selection in the Lives and Moralia

Plutarch’s Unexpected Silences: Suppression and Selection in the Lives and Moralia (Brill’s Plutarch Studies) edited by Craig Cooper, Jeffrey Beneker, Noreen Humble, Frances B. Titchener
English | June 17, 2022 | ISBN: 9004514244 | True PDF | 307 pages | 2.3 MB
This book examines passages in Plutarch’s works that foil expectations and whose silence invites closer examination. The contributors question omissions of authors, works, people, and places, and they examine Plutarch’s reticence to comment where he usually would.


Unexpected Bravery Women and Children of the Civil War

Unexpected Bravery: Women and Children of the Civil War by A. J. Schenkman
English | November 1, 2021 | ISBN: 1493055267 | True PDF | 200 pages | 2.9 MB
The American Civil War divided the United States from 1861-1865. During those years, over two million soldiers served in both the Union and Confederate Armies. What is little known is that not only the numerous children, some as young 12, enlisted on both sides, but also women who disguised themselves as men in an attempt to make a difference in the epic struggle to determine the future of the United States of America.