"Art Quilts Unfolding - 50 Years of Innovation" by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman
Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, chronological history of the studio art quilt, which is an international phenomenon. This feast for the eyes offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists' works are featured. An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art. This publication originated with Studio Art Quilt Associates, a nonprofit professional organization founded in 1989 and now serving 3,500 members in nearly 40 countries.