United States of Americana (E–pub)

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Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley Free download United States of Americana 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 i. Uniue and enjoyable this book is a survey of the contemporary DIY do it yourself movement in America with some global threads all at once a history reference book and how to manualIn 10 chapters Reighley cuts a wide swath through sub sub cultures including backyard farming handcrafting fashion taxidermy and circusesHe s is at his best when either describing the how in such subcultures How to grow a handlebar mustache How to raise chickens How to make pickles or delving deep into such topics as Americana music old fashioned drinking and handmade crafts home run stuff here freshly told and full of informationAt other times in the middle chapters particularly the book verges towards merchandise catalogue bespoke suits selvage jeans handmade shoes bowler hats Occasional editing problems also distract for instance three introductions in proximity of Michael Williams blog A Continuous Lean Perhaps the biggest error is the lack of an index which to be fair only points out the utility of this field guide One really will want to look things upAn example from p 182 demonstrates why the few flaws are forgettable Writes Reighley with typical humor and depth Taxidermy from the Greek taxis arrangement and derma skin is a little complicated than making a sock monkey although in the early days the techniues were similar than one might imagine On nearly every page are such absorbing and informative nuggets Speaking of How to pan for gold It s in thereThe book is full of gorgeous illustrations by Aaron Bagley and informative sidebars What s a Velocipede What are spats What is a Daguerreotype Mini chapters explain some things in depth how to shop vintage what are Root bitters how to join the circus the differences between knitting and crochetingThe book itself is like Harry Smith s Anthology of American Music a cabinet of curiosities both topics covered or a Joseph Cornell box a slice in time and context that one can examine again and again always finding something new and fascinatingWHY I READ THIS BOOK The author is my neighbor and colleague someone I ve booked to read and moderate literary programs over the years as well as listened to on the radio and brainstormed various art projects with If there is a person to write about so many DIY topics it is Kurt Not only does he know first hand most of this subject matter he is an indefatigable researcher scrupulous for detail and facts He also has a an awesomely wide range of interests a keen intellect and a dry wit and when I heard that all of these things would be woven together in a book I couldn t wait to read it

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Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley Free download United States of Americana 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 burlesue and circus. Meant to just skim this book but ended up sitting down with it several days in a row Interesting and informative if you re just on a nodding basis with the idea of the American Roots movement but probably old hat if you re an active participant The fashions detailed are overwhelmingly masculine as some critics have said a little info on how women might dapper themselves up would be nice but isn t necessary Finally since this proposes to be a field guide I would have liked to see a broader range of vendors performers etc listed in the back Possibly broken down by region as well The Long Year AD 69 cultural phenomenon from the music to the Troy High clothing to the food and drink to the rebirth of home Corey's Pony Is Missing Pony Tails #3 canning straight razors burlesue and Social Creature critics have said a little info on how women might dapper themselves up would be nice but isn t necessary Finally since this proposes to be a field guide I would have liked to see a broader range of vendors performers etc listed in the back Possibly broken down by region as well

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Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley Free download United States of Americana Nspiration 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. Ultimately I can t deny that this was a very interesting concept for a book especially with North American s current mindset and economic factors More people every day are turning to green alternatives and looking back on how things used to be done before we became a throwaway society The author clearly did a large amount of research before putting pen to paper so to speak and for that I commend himIt was however not what I was hoping for in a book While some parts were definitely interesting with a focus on the history behind things and an aspect of DIY long portions of it were devoted to nothing than profiles of companies that have weathered the blast and are still going strong after 100 years or Which is fine if you don t mind reading chapter after chapter of company profiles I would have rather seen a few profiles of up and comers people or small companies who were really getting into the DIY spirit and making their own clothes perhaps instead of relying on other people to do it for them Reighley acknowledges that DIY is an essential part of the movement but ignores a golden opportunity to showcase thatCertainly buy American is part of the culture as well but if you actually get down to the grass roots you ll see a great number of people who are interested in doing for themselves instead of letting others do for them It s a fine line to walk but I wish Reighley had looked a little deeper into that instead of presenting a few food vendors and letting that be the end of itThat being said I did learn uite a bit not just from the various and sundry pieces of trivial commentary that Reighley throws in but also from the sections not devoted to CEO interviews and product reviews Though I m not much of a drinker the section on alcohol fascinated me and taught me things I didn t even know I didn t know There were good tips on preserving food tooI particularly like that he admitted that Canada exists even if it was only as a minor footnote Let s face it Canada s got as many DIY back to earth sustainability as America does but many people ignore that and act as though America s the only one that can and thus does bother with it Which is just untrue Even if it s just a footnote I m glad that Reighley acknowledged that North Americana might actually be a better term to use for some things


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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review Free download United States of Americana Overview of modern youth driven Americana alt country burlesue drink mixing knitting vinyl records and some less common topics like taxidermy The author tries hard to establish why americana retro knowledge and basic craft are important and manages probably 80% of the time to keep from veering into Marie Antoinette as play farmer milking the freshly washed cows territory I particularly liked the bit about the DJ who s

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley Free download United States of Americana Uniue and enjoyable this book is a survey of the contemporary DIY do it yourself movement in America with some global threads all at once a history reference book and how to manualIn 10 chapters Reighley cuts a wide swath through sub sub cultu

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review Free download United States of Americana Great book on American history and the new DIY movement

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Ultimately I can’t deny that this was a very interesting concept for a book especially with North American’s current mindset and economic factors More people every day are turning to green alternatives and looking back on how things used to be done before we became a throwaway society The author clearly did a large amount of research before putting pen to paper so to speak and for that I commend himIt was however not what I was hoping

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Nothing could be timely than The United States of Americana although it was published ten years ago As we enter this new decade accompanied by a pandemic and an almost worldwide shutdown have you tried to buy a thermometer lately? nothing resonates than how to Do It YourselfIn 2010 Kurt B Reighley wrote about people who pursued hand

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) What a fun book It's a little dated now but I enjoyed it anyway It was written with the care and detail only a journalist could bring facts figures statistics and lots of great short interviews with all of his sources Being a boomer it's not my first go round with Americana and I was amused that there are people who think buying uality is a Brand New Thing

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    Free download United States of Americana Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley Kurt B. Reighley ò 2 Review This is what would happen if Whole Earth Catalog collaborated with Robb Report Interesting to see someone try to draw an overarching theme acro

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) A great survey of the recent revival of American folk traditions The chapter on music would be particularly informative for anyone wanting to explore the roots of American music My only criticism would be that it would have been nice to see a chapter dedicated to women's fashion it focuses mainly on the guys probably due the author'

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    United States of Americana (E–pub) Meant to just skim this book but ended up sitting down with it several days in a row Interesting and informative if you're just on a nodding basis with the idea of the American Roots movement but probably old hat if you're an active participant The fashions detailed are overwhelmingly masculine as some critics have said; a little info on how women might dapper themselves up would be nice but isn't necessary Finally since this pr

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    Free download United States of Americana United States of Americana (E–pub) Free read é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò Kurt B. Reighley United States of Americana is interesting in that it talks about lots of aspects of American history There'sand I uote philosophy and history new old fashioned eating cocktails and spirits grooming fashion and apparel leatherwork and accessories music don't be fooled by the short title; it's the longest chapter i

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • United States of Americana
  • Kurt B. Reighley
  • English
  • 08 May 2020
  • 9780061946493