500 art quilts An inspiring collection of contemporary work

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New York, NY : Lark Books 2010.
1st ed
Physical Description
432 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Other Authors
Ray Hemachandra (-), Julie Hale
  • Introduction / by Karey Bresenhan
  • The quilts
  • About the juror
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributing artists.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Today, quilts are finally overcoming their old-fashioned rap. Once perceived as blocklike, follow-the-rules fabric sandwiches, contemporary art quilts—with the emphasis on art—break the ancient code. Bresenhan truly has eyed and chosen 500 of the world's best, hailing from France and Israel and other countries to the U.S. Each page delivers a different vision of what quilting means, along with the material and manufacturing details. A few examples: a tongue-in-cheek "Cow Pie" depicting, yes, cows meandering in a baked pie. Stark black-and-white whorls in a fingerprint (and so named). Undulating green fabric strips weaving into grass. Bold wisteria in a Tiffany-like stained-glass quilt. Two ready-to-play border collies in a field—just like some museum painting. The quilts here showcase a wide variety of painterly influences, multimedia techniques and materials, and aesthetic periods. Naive, ethnic (e.g., Latino and Native American), abstract, representational, three-dimensional, postmodern, and classics like Chagall and Matisse and Monet. An ooh and aah on every page. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A full-color book showcases 500 contemporary quilts in fabric and other media, with diverse designs, materials and techniques included. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Showcases five hundred contemporary quilts in fabric and other media, incorporating diverse designs, materials, and techniques.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A beautiful new addition to the successful seriesA vibrant and growing community of crafters has embraced quilting, and this outstanding international collection will inspire and captivate them. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, one of the most prominent figures in quilting, it presents 500 magnificent contemporary art quilts, made in fabric and other media, and showcasing diverse designs, materials, and techniques.From their very inception, these quilts were destined for display rather than practical use, with an extraordinary quality of image, form, line, and composition.Artists include:Pamela Allen - Alice Beasley - Eszter Bornemisza - Jane Burch Cochran - Judith Content - Chiaki Dosho - Noriko Endo - Caryl Bryer Fallert - Jamie Fingal - Linda Gass - Jenny Hearn - Judy Coates Perez - Yvonne Porcella - Susan Shie - Jen Swearington - and many more!