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Four Centuries of Quilts
The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

Linda Baumgarten and Kimberly Smith Ivey; With a foreword by Ronald Hurst

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 Med...


2014   356 pp.  320 color + 54 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300207361  $75.00

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