American Style and Spirit: Fashions and
Lives of the Roddis Family 1850–1995
is a visually stunning book that that blends fashion, social history, and stories about members of an American family over three generations. Written by Jane Bradbury and Edward Maeder, and published by V&A Publishing, this book will interest fashion enthusiasts and the general reader alike. A related exhibition, American Style and Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family, will be presented at The Henry Ford Museum, November 5, 2016 – April 2, 2017.
“There is nothing more powerful and potent than clothing and this book celebrates the extraordinary nature of ordinary lives, and the power of clothing to bring history to life.”
HAMISH BOWLES, INTERNATIONAL EDITOR-AT-LARGE, VOGUE