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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt is a book and exhibition that are part of an ongoing series of research projects about the African American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, and its quilts. Surrounded on three sides by a river, Gee's Bend developed a distinctive local culture and quilt design aesthetic. The Quilts of Gee's Bend, the first exhibition to document the quiltmaking achievements from this remote enclave, was launched at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002. Subsequently presented at ...
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Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt is a book and exhibition that are part of an ongoing series of research projects about the African American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, and its quilts. Surrounded on three sides by a river, Gee's Bend developed a distinctive local culture and quilt design aesthetic. The Quilts of Gee's Bend, the first exhibition to document the quiltmaking achievements from this remote enclave, was launched at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002. Subsequently presented at twelve major museums, the show was seen by over a million viewers and prompted an outpouring of popular interest and international critical acclaim. Expanding upon that initial exhibition and its accompanying publications, Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt - also developed by the Tinwood Alliance with the museum - offers a deeper look into the women and their art, and a more focused investigation into the nature, inspirations, and future of the Gee's Bend quilt tradition.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780971910454
  • Publisher: Tinwood Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 13.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Gee's bend : the architecture of the quilt 8
A history of the work-clothes quilt 66
"Avocado leaf" corduroy, remnant of the seventies 90
Bending geometry 108
A dirt road in Rehoboth 124
The living legacy of Dinah the slave 142
Dinah, Sally, Tank, mother, and me 156
Mama's song 172
A new generation of "housetops" 188
Architectural definitions 206
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  • Anonymous

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    Humble American Artists who inspire us to see abstract beauty in our everyday environments. Magnificent!

    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.

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