The Quilts Of Gee's Bend by William Arnett, Alvia Wardlaw, Jane Livingston, John Beardsley

This book celebrates the remarkable artistic legacy of a small, isolated African American community in Alabama, known for its unique and vibrant quilts that have been crafted by generations of women. It delves into the history, culture, and aesthetics of these quilts, which are characterized by bold patterns, improvisational designs, and a resourceful use of materials. The publication accompanies an exhibition and serves as a comprehensive examination of these works, exploring their visual affinities with modern art and their embodiment of a rich tradition of craftsmanship and creativity within the context of the American South's social and political landscape.

The 5458th greatest book of all time


Published
2002
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
192
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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