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Marjorie K. Albers, whose ancestors immigrated to Amana from Germany with the Inspirationists (the group that founded Amana) earned a bachelor of arts degree at Iowa State University in Ames and a master of arts degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She taught courses on European and American historic furnishings at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has extensive experience as a practicing designer. Peter Hoehnle, whose Amana ancestry traces back ten generations, earned a PhD in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University. He has written numerous articles on communal, agricultural, and Iowa history. He authored "The Amana People: The History of a Religious Community" (Penfield Books, 2003), and received the Throne Aldrich Award for an article published in the Annals of Iowa, a publication of the State Historical Society of Iowa. He is an elder in the Community of True Inspiration.

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  • File Size: 7224 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penfield Books (November 30, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EEPNY6
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer on March 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
AMANA STYLE: FURNITURE, ARTS, CRAFTS, ARCHITECTURE & GARDENS explores the rich arts and crafts heritage of the German immigrants who settled in the Amana Colonies of Iowa, bringing with them traditions which continue to this day. Many of the buildings and arts have distinctive Germanic roots, and two historians whose ancestors have roots in Amana traditions discuss unique characteristics and features of Amana style, from its tendency to be unsigned and anonymous to how the feel and scope of Amana differs. From willow baskets to youth chairs, Amana's traditions receive a fine blend of history and personal insights.
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