Nancy Crow

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Breckling Press, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 302 pages
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World-renowned textile artist Nancy Crow explores the major transitions that have influenced and defined her work. This highly illustrated art book not only displays an incredible volume of work, but captures the inspirations and thought processes behind Crow's contemporary quilts. While the rich colour photographs showcase a body of work never before collected in print, the text describes the discipline, the focus, and tremendous energy involved in creating Crow's unique art quilts. Excerpts from Crow's private journals and sketch books, as well as hundreds of photos of artefacts, nature, and places that inspired her, provide further insight into the making of the artist. The book is divided into eight major series of Crow's work created between 1988 and 2004. The series vary in size, some containing as few as four quilts and other with as many as forty. Each series begins with an individually designed gatefold spread. Before opening the gatefold, the reader sees a representative quilt from the series and an Artist's Statement, describing the series. or helped in its executions, journal excerpts, sketches, and other materials that provide unique insight into the work. In the following pages, more quilts from the series are photographed, with captions. Each chapter also includes at least one lengthy sidebar (double page spread) explaining transitions or events in Crow's life during the period the work was created. For instance, in the Chinese Souls series, Crow describes a tragic event she witnessed during an art-council sponsored tour of China. There is a Foreword by Jean Robertson, who interviewed Nancy Crow for The Smithsonian Archives of American Art. She is Associate Professor of Art History, Herron School of Art, Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPU). Excerpts from the Smithsonian interview are included in the book.

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In the hands of this singular artist, the quilt, a traditional craft form, has become an evolving art form: innovative in color and style, with new inspirations and techniques. This book examines Crow ... Read full review

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Nancy Crow is an outstanding fiber artist who has done bold work for many years--I love to look at what she has done and am occasionally inspired by it Read full review


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Nancy Crow is an art quilter whose work is on permanent display at several world-class art museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the American Craft Museum?New York City, and the Museum of American Folk Art. She is a fellow of the American Crafts Council, a member of the Quilters' Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the National Living Treasure Award. She lives in Baltimore, Ohio. Jean Robertson is an associate professor of art history at Indiana University.

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