The Quilts of Gee's Bend

(Book - 2002)
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The Quilts of Gee's Bend
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Since 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.

Statement of Responsibility: John Beardsley ... [et al.] ; introduction by Alvia Wardlaw ; foreword by Peter Marzio
Title: The quilts of Gee's Bend
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Tinwood Books in Association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, c2002
Characteristics: 190 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 cm.
Notes: "The quilts reproduced in this book are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance"--T.p. verso
Catalog of an exhibition held the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sept. 8-Nov. 10., 2002, and Whitney Museum of American Art, Nov. 27, 2002-Mar. 2, 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Arnett, William Art collections Exhibitions African American women Alabama Wilcox County Exhibitions African American quilts Alabama Wilcox County History Exhibitions African American quiltmakers Alabama Wilcox County Exhibitions African American quilts Alabama Wilcox County Exhibitions
Topical Term: African American women
African American quilts
African American quiltmakers
African American quilts
ISBN: 0965376648
Branch Call Number: 746.4609 Q
Research Call Number: ReCAP 12-19656
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Feb 10, 2014
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These beautiful quilts are visual, personal commentaries on African American history.


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