Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Symbols & Their MeaningBook - 2000
Investigates the possible meanings of hex-sign barn decorations, both historically and at the present.
Helps us to understand hex signs as no other work on the subject ever has. - Simon Bronner, author ofFollowing Tradition
"A landmark in the study of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art." - Henry Glassie, author ofThe Spirit of Folk Art
A revised and expanded edition of the classic work on hex-sign barn decorations, offering insight into their various forms, geographical spread, European origins, evolution in Pennsylvania, and current use in tourism, advertising, and regional art. The authors explore the meaning of the symbols by examining evidence from popular writers, scholars, and contemporary hex-sign painters. Full-color photographs display the grandeur of this Pennsylvania Dutch phenomenon.