Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color ...Show synopsisSince the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color illustrations, The Quilts of Gee's 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.Hide synopsis
Publisher: Tinwood Books in association with The Museum of Fine Arts,
Description:Second impression. Hardcover. 190 pages. Introduction by Alvia...Second impression. Hardcover. 190 pages. Introduction by Alvia Wardlaw. Forward by Peter Marzio. Essays by John Beardsley, William Arnett, Paul Arnett and Jane Livingston. Includes 195 illustrations of which 162 are in color. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. A terrific book.
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Publisher: "Tinwood Books in Association with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston",
Description:"First edition, folio, pp. 190; profusely illustrated, ..."First edition, folio, pp. 190; profusely illustrated, (primarily in color, many full-pg); A fine copy in original blue cloth, dust jacket. A cultural celebration of the women of Gee's Bend, a tightly-knit and remote black community in Alabama where hundreds of quilt masterpieces were created that symbolize the town's history and artform. ""Few other places can boast the extent of Gee's Bend's artistic achievement, the result of both geographical isolation and an unusual degree of cultural continuity."""
If you have any degree of interest in quilts, the making of them and their history, and even if you think you don't have such an interest, then do please read this book - it will blow your socks off!! It not only shows you wonderful examples of quilts made by women from a small community in the southern USA, but also gives you insight in to their lives and the necessity and joy they got from making these what can only be described as being works of art (and I'm an art student).
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