Gee's Bend

Gee's Bend

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In 2002, Geea€™s Bend burst into international prominence through the success of Tinwooda€™s Quilts of Geea€™s Bend exhibition and book, which revealed an important and previously invisible art tradition from the African American South. Critics and popular audiences alike marveled at these quilts that combined the best of contemporary design with a deeply rooted ethnic heritage and compelling human stories about the women. Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt is a major book and museum exhibition that will premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), in June 2006 before traveling to seven American museums through 2008. The book's 330 color illustrations and insightful text bring home the exciting experience to readers while displaying all the cultural heritage and craftsmanship that have gone into these remarkable quilts.The Architecture of the Quilt William Arnett, Paul Arnett, Joanne Cubbs, Tinwood Alliance E. W. Metcalf ... and the denim that was formerly a sign of class difference and manual labor has moved from the economic margins to ... quilts owed much of their broad appeal to their uncanny resemblance to the now popularized conventions of modern abstract painting. ... Others display solid blocks of color that feel like Mark Rothko paintings and linear designs that parallel early Frank Stella.

Title:Gee's Bend
Author:William Arnett, Paul Arnett, Joanne Cubbs, Tinwood Alliance
Publisher:Tinwood Books - 2006


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