Amish Days. Kent, Wash.: Red Door Studio, 1994. 34 x 44 cm.
Call Number: (BKRT)(FOP) NE 1325 .P5x A65 1994
COLOPHON: Amish Days is the nineteenth limited edition book-folio created by Danny Pierce. Original woodcuts by the artist-author cut in pine. The woodcuts are printed on Stonehinge, a rag paper machine-made in the United States. The text is printed on Fabriano Ingres Cover mouldmade in Italy. The endpapers are Canson Mi Teintes machine-made in France. The text is set in Spartan Heavy. The box cover designed and constructed by the artist-author in Belgian Linen. Edition number 9.
"Amish Days is the consolidation of several visits through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, spanning many years. My interest in the Amish ways comes through my background of working with animals, especially horses. Here again I made an outline of the material I wished to portray. I constantly added or deleted ideas for the woodcuts as the occasion demanded. I respected their desire not to be photographed and relied on post cards and books for use as reference as they are plentiful. I talked to the people, Amish and non-Amish and came to understand their ways without being condescending.