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500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series) Paperback – March 2, 2010
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Many pieces also have detail images to show some of the minute detail that is missed in the full size images. Representational, abstract, social, political, and environmental artworks are presented in this book with full contact information provided for all of the included artists.
A must have book and a great visual experience of color, design, texture, and inspiration.
Karey Patterson Bresenhan, the juror of the selected works in this book says in her introduction "To me, each of the art quilts in this book comes with a hidden life - a life that is ours to interpret and enjoy. The pieces on these pages are imagination personified" As you flip through the pages of this book it's easy to understand that statement because it truly is like taking a peek inside the artists imagination as you look at each quilt. This book belongs on the coffee table of every quilter, fiber artist and art lover where it can be picked up and savored over and over again.
This IS a great book for those seeking inspiration; it is almost overwhelming seeing so many art quilts. 500 Art Quilts is the kind of book to keep at hand and peruse just a few pages at a time; there would always be something new and interesting with each turn of the page.
I did notice, whether due to the technical demands of printing or just as a sign of the times, that almost all of the artwork is in very saturated colors. The dates for the art quilts go back to at least 1989. I don't think art quilts from more than ten years ago are intrinsically more or less interesting than those made in the last two or three years, but I would have liked to have seen newer work from all the artists.
This comment should be read as a mere quibble beside the fact that such a fine survey book that can only bring more exposure to art quilts. Beautifully designed and beautifully printed, 500 Art Quilts will definitely entice those unfamiliar with art quilts to learn more, inspire those new to art quilting, and be a must-have addition to the library shelves of any fiber art enthusiast. Topping out at 432 pages, 500 Art Quilts is an uber-bargain with retail around $25.
Proudly I sign my name on this,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It you know nothing about art quilts then this is a great book to give you ideas.Published 7 months ago by Mary Deskins
Excellent compilation of a wonderful, expressive art form and wide ranging in pieces selected. I enjoy searching for the quilts' significance. Read morePublished 17 months ago by L. Thompson
Quilting is already considered an art form, so what exactly constitutes an art quilt? Answers to this question are to be found in this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mrs Prairie Bear
This is a rather unusual book.
It is smaller than I expected. Every artist is identified, but I wish there was more information about the
work itself and the process... Read more