Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

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by Paul Arnett, William Arnett, Bernard Herman, Maggi Gordon, Diane Mott
     
 

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In 2002, Gee’s Bend burst into international prominence through the success of Tinwood’s Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition and book, which revealed an important and previously invisible art tradition from the African American South. Critics and popular audiences alike marveled at these quilts that combined the best of contemporary design with a

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In 2002, Gee’s Bend burst into international prominence through the success of Tinwood’s Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition and book, which revealed an important and previously invisible art tradition from the African American South. Critics and popular audiences alike marveled at these quilts that combined the best of contemporary design with a deeply rooted ethnic heritage and compelling human stories about the women. Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt is a major book and museum exhibition that will premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), in June 2006 before traveling to seven American museums through 2008. The book's 330 color illustrations and insightful text bring home the exciting experience to readers while displaying all the cultural heritage and craftsmanship that have gone into these remarkable quilts.

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ISBN-13:
9780971910478
Publisher:
Tinwood Books
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
223

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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful connection drawn between art, environment and community, passed from one generation to the next. The women who have produced this abstract art are highlighted in this book, along with photos of their bold, nonconforming quilts, some of which have been displayed in America's high art museums. A fascinating read and visual delight about a geographic concentration of American artists and how they created their coverlets.