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Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

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ISBN13: 9780847833733
ISBN10: 0847833739
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From America’s preeminent museum collection, this definitive volume places the quilt firmly in the realm of art. Combining economy with artistry and everyday craftsmanship with extraordinary beauty, quilts hold a unique place in American culture. Each quilt tells a story about its maker and her community; seen together, these monumental textiles paint a broad picture of the development of a national character and uncover the hidden history of women’s contribution to art. This volume brings together the two hundred most important examples from the esteemed collection of the American Folk Art Museum, many of which are shown here for the first time. Each masterpiece was chosen carefully as an emblem of its time, style, and technique. Concise texts introducing each chapter remain entirely accessible in tone and never intrude upon the full-page image reproductions and countless detail enlargements that reveal the intricate stitching and surprising dimensionality of the works.

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About the Author

The American Folk Art Museum, New York, is the premier cultural institution in the United States dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and study of more than three centuries of traditional folk art and the work of international contemporary self-taught artists.

Elizabeth V. Warren is a collector, independent curator, author, and trustee of the museum.

Martha Stewart has created a broad national awareness of Americana and American folk art through her publications and television shows.

Maria Ann Conelli is the executive director of the American Folk Art Museum.

Stacy C. Hollander is the senior curator and director of exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.

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TwoRightFeet, July 22, 2012 (view all comments by TwoRightFeet)
This is a beautiful book showcasing the ingenuity and craftsmanship of quilters throughout history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780847833733
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Introduction by:
Hollander, Stacy
Introduction:
Hollander, Stacy
Foreword by:
Stewart, Martha
Foreword:
Stewart, Martha
Author:
Conelli, Maria Ann
Author:
Warren, Elizabeth V.
Author:
Stewart, Martha
Author:
Hollander, Stacy C.
Author:
Warren, Elizabeth
Subject:
Crafts; Quilting
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Quilting
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
11.22 x 11.3 x 1.52 in 5.68 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions » Permanent Collections
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Folk Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Jewelry and Fashion
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Quilting

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