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The quilts of Gee's Bend

Author: John Beardsley; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Tinwood Books in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: William Arnett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Beardsley; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0965376648 9780965376648
OCLC Number: 51172928
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition The Quilts of Gee's Bend organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston"--Title page verso.
"The quilts reproduced in this book are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance"--Title page verso.
Description: 190 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Contents: Introduction : The quilts of Gee's Bend / Alvia Wardlaw --
River Island / John Beardsley --
On the map / William Arnett and Paul Arnett --
Reflections on the art of Gee's Bend / Jane Livingston --
(Quilt portfolios) Work clothes --
My way --
Annie Mae Young --
Housetop --
Family --
Triangles --
Patterns --
Sears corduroy.
Responsibility: John Beardsley [and others] ; introduction by Alvia Wardlaw ; foreword by Peter Marzio.
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Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.

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