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Calico Man: The Manny Kopp Fabric Collection

Calico Man: The Manny Kopp Fabric Collection

Featuring the essence of an enormous and rare assortment of early American and vintage fabrics, this guide preserves history while making it. For the first time, the best of this world-renowned collection is preserved through print, extending its life and accessibility. With over half a century of work in the fabric design business, Manny Kopp was the top fabric designer for major textile companies. His lifelong passion was to collect and catalog nineteenth-century samples of beautiful and unusual fabric from mills in America and Europe. His priceless collection includes designs by some of the finest craftsmen of the time, such as William Ashton. Many of the fabrics are on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and other prestigious museums. Celebrate the life of a legend and catch a glimpse of an extraordinary piece of history through this reference. Over a thousand fabric samples include calico, plaids, stripes, conversation prints, flannelettes, indigoes, leno weaves, mourning prints, and many others.

Item Number: 7820
By: Bobbie Aug, Sharon Newman
From: American Quilter's Society (August 01, 2005)

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Featuring the essence of an enormous and rare assortment of early American and vintage fabrics, this guide preserves history while making it. For the first time, the best of this world-renowned collection is preserved through print, extending its life and accessibility. With over half a century of work in the fabric design business, Manny Kopp was the top fabric designer for major textile companies. His lifelong passion was to collect and catalog nineteenth-century samples of beautiful and unusual fabric from mills in America and Europe. His priceless collection includes designs by some of the finest craftsmen of the time, such as William Ashton. Many of the fabrics are on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and other prestigious museums. Celebrate the life of a legend and catch a glimpse of an extraordinary piece of history through this reference. Over a thousand fabric samples include calico, plaids, stripes, conversation prints, flannelettes, indigoes, leno weaves, mourning prints, and many others.
SKU 7820
Weight 1.10 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-894-3
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .25"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

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Review of Calico Man: The Manny Kopp Fabric Collection — Review by Anonymous
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Revisit nearly one hundred years of fabric design through swatches from the extensive collection of late textile designer Manny M. Kopp. Paul Kopp gives a brief glimpse of the life his father spent immersed in the world of fabric. He shares photos documenting more than 1,300 paisleys, florals, indigo blues, turkey red prints, French cottons, shirtings, mourning prints, leno weaves, and other creations from American and European mills from about 1830 to 1925. This is a must-have book for fabric history buffs. Review Source: "Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine," January/February 2006, Page 17, LV. (Posted on 2/20/07)

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