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Author Warren, Elizabeth V.

Title Red & white quilts : infinite variety / presented by the American Folk Art Museum ; Elizabeth V. Warren with Maggi Gordon.

Publication Info. New York : Skira Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  746.9 A512    ---  DUE 08-22-19
Description 352 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Foreword by Martha Stewart.
Contents Preface: The enchantment of red & white quilts / Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD -- Statement from the collector: Collecting infinite variety / Joanna S. Rose -- Foreword: American optimism / Martha Stewart -- Introduction: Infinite variety : how it happened / Elizabeth V. Warren -- Infinite variety : a personal recollection / Stacy C. Hollander -- Designing infinite variety / Tom Hennes -- A history of red & white quilts / Elizabeth V. Warren -- Photo essay: Park Avenue Armory installation / Gavin Ashworth -- Methodology / Elizabeth V. Warren & Maggi Gordon -- Wholetop quilts -- Log cabin quilts -- Pictorial quilts -- Traditional patchwork quilts: strips, squares & rectangles -- Traditional patchwork quilts: triangles -- Traditional patchwork quilts: stars -- Traditional patchwork quilts: curves -- Decorative appliqué quilts -- Signature quilts -- Redwork quilts -- Crib & other small quilts
Summary "This significant catalog is a highly detailed look at the world's most celebrated collection of red and white quilts. Like the Log Cabin or Baltimore-style, the red and white quilt is a hugely popular genre of quilting. Colorfast Turkey red dye became readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, so red and white quilts became extremely popular, due not only to the newness of the color but also because of the extremely vibrant and punchy contrasting color scheme. Featuring over 650 quilts from the past three centuries, this book is filled with the gorgeous and imaginative designs of feathered stars, diamonds, animals, oak leaves, baskets, lettering, and snowflakes, as well as fascinating examples of careful embroidery and appliqué. With inspiring handiwork, designs, and visual histories, this book exemplifies the sheer magnitude and poetry of red and white quilts and is a staple compendium of this beloved art form." --
Source B&T 12.2015 PARS
Subject American Folk Art Museum -- Catalogs.
American Folk Art Museum. (OCoLC)fst00763719
Quilts -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Quilts. (OCoLC)fst01085804
Redwork. (OCoLC)fst01092328
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423692
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Stewart, Martha, writer of foreword.
Gordon, Maggi McCormick, author.
American Folk Art Museum, presenter.
Added Title Red and white quilts
ISBN 9780847846528 hardcover
0847846520 hardcover
9780912161259 paperback
0912161256 paperback

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