Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide

Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, Indiana University Press, 2008
Quilts are America's most enduringly popular traditional art and, since the 1960s have been invigorated with contemporary ideas. Kate Lenkowsky eloquently traces the evolution of the art quilt from the bed to the wall in Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide. Her well-researched and highly readable text accompany a photographic gallery of art quilts by some of America's most respected makers, defining the quilt art genre and placing it into the context of contemporary painting and the studio craft movement. Profiles of each artist take the reader inside the artists' studios, revealing both intellectual and technical content of their work. And, once the reader's appetite is whetted by this visual feast, the author takes us through A Guide for Buyers and Collectors. Here, the reader can learn where to see art quilts and learn more about the field, and what collectors look for. There are suggestions for beginning collectors, how to work with an art consultant or commission a quilt, and how to display and care for studio quilts.
Lloyd E. Herman, founding Director/Director EmeritusRenwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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