- Dimensions: 6.6" wide x 6.6" tall x .5" thick
- This small book is a treasure trove of quilting imagery, containing full-page quilt spreads in both color and black and white, accompanied by an introduction by Jonathan Holstein.
- Holstein writes, “This is an exhibition of American piece quilts, chosen in a particular way: all consideration of age, condition, historical or regional significance have been disregarded, and we have concentrated only on how each quilt works as a 'painting'. That is, does it form a cohesive, strong and important visual statement? Thus our interest is in the images the quilt form, and not in their stitches; many are in poor condition, have some machine work in them, or indeed, exhibit a level of workmanship which would be unacceptable to those interested mainly in fine craftmanship.”
- To enjoy this book is to enjoy a mini exhibition of sorts, curated by Holstein, one of America’s foremost experts and pioneering curators.
- This vintage book was published in 1972 and is in very good condition. Its inside jacket has been price clipped and its first page bears an inscription from 1981.
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