Gee's Bend : the women and their quilts / John Beardsley ... [et al.] ; introduction by Alvia Wardlaw ; foreword by Peter Marzio.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146605

Description

432 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 34 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

African American women
Quilts
African American quilts
African American quiltmakers

Originator

Beardsley, John.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Whitney Museum of American Art.
Tinwood Alliance.

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 -- Work clothes -- My way -- Annie Mae Young -- Patterns -- Housetop -- Triangles, diamonds, hexagons -- Stars -- Freedom Quilting Bee -- Sears corduroy -- Arrival : quilts and community / John Beardsley -- Pettway -- Sodom -- Brown's Quarters -- White's Quarters -- Rehoboth.

Publication

Atlanta, Ga. : Tinwood Books ;
Houston : Museum of Fine Arts

Description

432 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 34 cm.

Notes

"The quilts reproduced in this book are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance"--T.p. verso.
"Published in conjuction with the exhibition, The quilts of Gee's Bend, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Exhibition itinerary: The Museum of Fine Arts, September 8-November 10, 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, November 27, 2002-March 2, 2003"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-425) and indexes.

ISBN

0971910405
9780971910409

Call Number

Coll. NK9112.G43 2002

Other People and Orgs

Tinwood Alliance

Material Type

Exhibitions.

Places

Alabama Wilcox County

Edition

1st ed.