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Hardcover Aprons Book

ISBN: 0762406941

ISBN13: 9780762406944


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Condition: Very Good*

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Book Overview

Documents the history of the apron in fashion and cooking, and its changing representation throughout twentieth-century America. This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Beautiful and Nostalgic

As a quilter and vintage fabric lover I found this book to be a beautiful feast. The photos are large and clear, all aprons shown are displayed over period dresses, or on their own. This book is fabulous for collectors, or people like me that love to recreate vintage designs. I hope aprons come back, but even if they don't I will still wear them. This book is very timely, and it does deserve five stars. One word of cation, it isn't a pattern book, there are no projects, or patterns. It is simply aprons, in all their glory. A great coffee table book!


This book is full of large, colorful photos of many beautiful aprons. It is also filled with pertinent information for anyone interested in vintage aprons. Reading it makes me feel "home again." I've been an apron collector for years, and I had the opportunity to view Ms. Cheney's apron exhibit in my town's museum recently. It was fabulous! This book is my new favorite! Thanks, Ms. cheney!

Unsung Heros of the Wardrobe

Aprons & Icons is for vintage clothing fans and for those who have a warm spot in their hearts for the unsung heros of the wardrobe. Documenting everything from groovy '60's styles to early 1900's workaday models, the book is well researched and beautifully presented. It makes a great gift. Each time I open it I discover something new.

Americana at its best

I just loved Joyce Chaney's book, Aprons:Icons of the American Home. It is the only book to date on the history of the american apron. The photographs are beautiful and the content is complete. Every page brings a memory of mom, grandmother or an aunt. This is a must for anyone interested in american icons, aprons or vintage clothing.

Superb Photography & Excellent History!

The reader can't help but browse through this wonderful book and identify the apron that their Aunt Mary wore. The memories come flooding back as you immediately see your grandmother standing in her kitchen wearing her apron. Lots of fun to see how they were dated and what brought about the changes in the all-American apron. Thanks, Joyce Cheney!
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