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The Quilts of Gee's Bend: Masterpieces from a Lost Place

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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-183) and index.

Synopsis:

Since the 19th century, the women of Gees Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color illustrations, The Quilts of Gees Bend includes a historical overview of the two hundred years of extraordinary quilt-making in this African-American community, its people, and their art-making tradition. This book is being·released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction : thequilts of Gee's Bend /Alvia Wardlaw
  2. River Island /John Beardsley
  3. On the map /William ArnettandPaul Arnett
  4. Reflections on the art of Gee's Bend /Jane Livingston --(Quilt portfolios)Work clothes
  5. My way
  6. Annie Mae Young
  7. Housetop
  8. Family
  9. Triangles
  10. Patterns
  11. Sears corduroy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780965376648
Author:
Arnett, William
Author:
Beardsley, John
Author:
Wardlaw, Alvia
Author:
Livingston, Jane
Author:
Wardlaw, Alvia J.
Publisher:
Tinwood Books
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Quilts
Subject:
History - African American
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African American quilts
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / African-American Studies
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
African American quilts - Alabama
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
2000/033
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 color illustrations, 25 BandW illust
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
13 x 11 in 66 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Folk Art
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Textiles
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Locked Case
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Quilting

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Since the 19th century, the women of Gees Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color illustrations, The Quilts of Gees Bend includes a historical overview of the two hundred years of extraordinary quilt-making in this African-American community, its people, and their art-making tradition. This book is being·released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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