Coupon
Four Centuries of Quilts : The Colonial Williamsburg Collection
by Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey and Ronald L. Hurst


Overview - 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.
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $75.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 10 copies from $31.00
 
 
 

More About Four Centuries of Quilts by Linda Baumgarten; Kimberly Smith Ivey; Ronald L. Hurst
 
 
 
Overview
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 appliqued 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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780300207361
  • ISBN-10: 0300207360
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 356
  • Dimensions: 10.95 x 9 x 1.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.41 pounds

Series: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Related Categories

Books > Crafts & Hobbies > Quilts & Quilting
Books > Antiques & Collectibles > Textiles & Costume
Books > > Textile & Costume

 
BAM Customer Reviews