Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

ISBN-13: 9780300207361

ISBN-10: 0300207360

Author: Linda Baumgarten, Kimberly Smith Ivey, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Publication date:
2014
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Format:
Hardcover 356 pages
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Acknowledged author Linda Baumgarten wrote Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) comprising 356 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0300207360 and 9780300207361. Since then Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $8.58 or rent at the marketplace.


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An exquisite and authoritative look at four centuries of quilts and quilting from around the world

Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.