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Masters: Art Quilts: Major Works by Leading Artists

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Publisher Comments:

These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers cant help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globe—including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America—and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents.

Abstract appliquéd shapes cascade across the surface of Ita Zivs brilliantly colored quilts, creating vibrant celebrations of life. Noriko Endo captures her deep feeling for trees in a stunning interplay of light, shadow, and leaves. Gloves appear in nearly every quilt by Jane Burch Cochran, representing probing hands and, sometimes, angel wings. John Lefelhoczs fantastic imagery—including an airplane silhouette that lights up—grabs viewers attention.

Esteemed curator Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, contributes an illuminating essay for each of the 40 featured artists, who are showcased in 8- to 10-page features. The best-selling Masters: Art Quilts stands all on its own as a coffee-table keepsake volume or with the follow-up book Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. 2 as a truly irreplaceable set to cherish for a lifetime.

Review:

"Art quilts have long since moved from covering beds to hanging on walls, and this collection of 40 artists' works, gathered and introduced by Sielman — executive director of Studio Art Quilts Associates and an art quilter herself — is ample evidence why. Ranging from the United States and Canada through Europe to Israel, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand, these quilters show the beauty and imagination of fine art and a vast variety of styles and materials. Noriko Endo's forests look like pointillist paintings, while Susan Shie's pieces are reminiscent of Lynda Barry in the density of image and hand-lettered words. Pamela Allen recycles beads, safety pins and sewing machine bobbins in Crone of Crazy; Wendy Huhn's surrealist dreamscapes include vintage fabrics and stenciled images. Each artist is represented by 10 works, some with details, as well as the artist's comments on inspirations and the works' meaning; many refer to the layering of fabric as a form of layering time, the opposite of what archeologists do. While it's sometimes difficult to see all the texture of these quilts in flat photographs, the wealth of color and pattern is worthwhile in itself. Color photos throughout. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600591075
Subtitle:
Major Works by Leading Artists
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Author:
Sielman, Martha
Author:
Hemachandra, Ray
Author:
Lark Books
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkCharts
Subject:
Art quilts - United States - History -
Subject:
Crafts; Quilting
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY - HUMANITIES BIOG trdp
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
- HUMANITIES BIOG trdp
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Masters Art Quilts
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in

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Product details 416 pages Lark Books (NC) - English 9781600591075 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Art quilts have long since moved from covering beds to hanging on walls, and this collection of 40 artists' works, gathered and introduced by Sielman — executive director of Studio Art Quilts Associates and an art quilter herself — is ample evidence why. Ranging from the United States and Canada through Europe to Israel, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand, these quilters show the beauty and imagination of fine art and a vast variety of styles and materials. Noriko Endo's forests look like pointillist paintings, while Susan Shie's pieces are reminiscent of Lynda Barry in the density of image and hand-lettered words. Pamela Allen recycles beads, safety pins and sewing machine bobbins in Crone of Crazy; Wendy Huhn's surrealist dreamscapes include vintage fabrics and stenciled images. Each artist is represented by 10 works, some with details, as well as the artist's comments on inspirations and the works' meaning; many refer to the layering of fabric as a form of layering time, the opposite of what archeologists do. While it's sometimes difficult to see all the texture of these quilts in flat photographs, the wealth of color and pattern is worthwhile in itself. Color photos throughout. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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