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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Breckling Press (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933308036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933308036
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Not just a catalog of wonderful artworks but an introduction to an equally impressive person, this book is a fine example of creative spirit and artistic insight. Highly recommended."  —Library Journal


"Beautiful art monograph...full-color photographs and engaging text."  —Fiberarts magazine


"A page turner from quilt to quilt, each a tour de force of color and design."  —
Columbus Dispatch


"This book offers a rare and comprehensive insight into the work and life of a true artist...informative and inspirational."  —Selvedge magazine


"This book, like the author, makes a phenomenal statement about quilting, art, textiles, self-expression, [and] the creative process."  —American Quilt Retailer


"The stunning color [and] insightful text . . . combine to make this a book to please any quilter or lover of quilts."  —Piecework magazine


"The book succeeds admirably . . . an inspiring volume on several levels."  —Surface Design Journal


"[Nancy Crow] stands at the forefront of innovative quiltmaking and...is one of the premier colorists in contemporary American art."  —Jean Robertson, Smithsonian Archives of American Art

About the Author

Nancy Crow is an art quilter whose work is on permanent display at several world-class art museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the American Craft Museum–New York City, and the Museum of American Folk Art. She is a fellow of the American Crafts Council, a member of the Quilters' Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the National Living Treasure Award. She lives in Baltimore, Ohio. Jean Robertson is an associate professor of art history at Indiana University.

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Gorgeous photographs showcase the wonderful work of artist Nancy Crow.
Denise L. Roberts
This book would be of interest to anyone interested in art or quilts in particular.
D. U. Cahn
The color in the book is excellent and there is an abundance of pictures.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Goforart on June 24, 2006
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Wow! Visually this book is overwhelming with its gorgeous photographs of Nancy Crow's series of quilts to date. The evolution of her work is fascinating to read and she almost answers 'how does she do it?' You'll follow her thought processes as she leaves one of her original and successful series and proceeds to a totally different style. You'll learn how some of these compositions have been strongly influenced by what is happening around, or to, her life and how she allows these experiences to take her further in her art explorations.

The book does not detail the dimensions of her busy life which includes teaching classes around the world, speaking engagements, leading two art tours a year to international destinations, nurturing her home, family, and farm, and designing unique fabrics. Here is a person who lives her art.

A highly recommended book which will change your idea of the word "quilt.".
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Larry E. Wills on August 21, 2006
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As with everything she does, Nancy Crow has done an intensive,comprehensive and excellent job with her recently released book.

She shares her thoughts,struggles,ideas,creative process, influences,living and working environments and her powerful abstract art quilts.

The many four page fold outs allow the viewer to see in large scale her art quilts and design details and notes from her Sketchbooks, not normally done by many artists of her renown.

The full color image quality and the comprehensive text allow the reader to feel as if they are sitting in her studio having a discussion with Nancy.

A visual feast of powerful colors and designs as well as detailed text on her work and her processes makes this book a valuable resource for artists in all media, art collectors, gallery owners and museum and college libraries.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Holly Hassett on August 5, 2006
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Nancy's committment to excellence and passion for her art shines through in this glorious book detailing her recent work. A visual treat for all. Clearly a book to savor.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ned Wert on July 5, 2006
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This book not only chronicles the author's successful career in art quilt production, it is also a comprehensive and honest visual and verbal diary of all that makes artists who they are.

Nancy Crow's devotion to her art is plainly seen in this book. As an artist/teacher she has provided us with a book that could easily be regarded as a textbook or reference source for anyone with artistic and aesthetic aspirations. She gives us the opportunity to read her personal art diary notes; she shares thoughts on experiences that have had lasting influences on her work, --and ahe does so with no excuses.

The author gives continous credit to persons, places and experiences that have contributed to her development as a world-known quilt artist.

And, the book is beautiful evidence of Ms. Crow's attention to detail. It is stunningly illustrated with top-quality photos in a layout that is both inviting and purpose-oriented.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Borg Hendrickson on July 5, 2006
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If you are an artist, and particularly if you are an art quilter or aspire to become one, I guarantee that the images and text in this book will inspire and guide you. In the art quilt world, Nancy Crow has been leading the way for years, not only by creating the finest of artworks but also by assisting the development of many of today's top, award-winning art quilters. This book allows you to bring Nancy's guidance and inspiration into your own studio, where, if you're mind works like mine, you'll find your imagination coming alive with creative ideas. And Nancy reveals so many hints to the artist's process that you'll also find yourself gathering much new knowledge about how to develop your ideas. I highly recommend this book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. tArt on June 13, 2006
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This book gives the reader the rare opportunity to have access to the life of a living artist whose experiences would otherwise never be exposed. Rarely is one offered such a revealing and unassuming entree into the life of a Master. Nancy freely offers her thoughts and speaks of her personal processes to look deep within herself for her continually evolving work. She invites us into her world and we are honored to be the along for the journey.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Crucil on July 4, 2006
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As a great admirer of Nancy's work both as an artist and a teacher, it was very exciting to finally read this long awaited jem. It is the honesty about her work and the struggle that it takes to produce pieces of pure rare beauty that shines through as she shares herself with the reader. As an artist who is ahead of the contempory field of fibre artists, the insight we discover from her process gives hope to all who struggle in making original art.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Martha H. Bowne on July 4, 2006
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Knowing Nancy for over 20 years and having taken classses with Nancy for years, and having masterminded workshops for her,this book is a real revelation to me. Nancy shares part of her private agonies and successes with the reader. She takes the reader on her journey which includes disppointments and rewards with her own work. For those who don't understand the art quilt world, this is a wonderful explanation by Nancy of her art quilt world and how very, very hard she has worked with intense focus to achieve her international position in the art world. For those who wish to pursue art quilts, this book provides information which could would be very helpful and also reveals the dedication and hard work it takes to arrive at the destination set for oneself. Thank you Nancy for this book for which we have all waited so long.
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