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Pioneering Quilt Artists, 1960-1980: A New Direction in American Art Paperback – July 15, 2010

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About the Author

Sandra Sider, a New York studio quilt artist, has published articles and reviews concerning fiber art and other aspects of visual culture for three decades. Her graduate degrees include a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina, and an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is also an independent curator, and Vice President of Studio Art Quilt Associates (www.saqa.com). Her web site is www.sandrasider.com. She teaches art history as an adjunct for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145157679X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451576795
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,537,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Curator and art quilter Sandra Sider has put together a very easy to read book looking at the new direction in American Art of the 1960s-1980s by the early artists of the studio quilt movement. Sandra has compiled many interviews, email surveys, and extensive research into early art quilt books to write this book about the beginnings of quilts as artwork.

Artists included in the survey are Nancy Crow, Terri Hancock, Mangat, Judith Content, Jean Ray Laury, Bonnie Lehman, Michael James, Ed Larson, Miriam Schapiro, Katherine Westphal, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Nancy Halpern, Dominie Nash, Marilyn Henrion, Katie Pasquini Masupust, and many others.

From a historical perspective it is great to put into perspective what was happening at the time and to link it to what is happening now in the studio quilt movement as well. Textile artworks are being incorporated into fine art exhibitions, corporate art collections, as well as craft exhibitions.
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