Wrapped in Glory: Figurative Quilts & Bedcovers, 1700-1900

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Thames and Hudson, 1990 - Coverlets - 167 pages
Quiltmakers in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded--just as deliberately as painters, writers and historians--the grand events and common occurrences of the period and place in which they lived. Wrapped in Glory provides a careful consideration of 36 rare and exquisite examples of figurative quilts and bedcovers. 240 illustrations, 140 in color.

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Produced by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in conjunction with a pioneering exhibition, Wrapped in Glory shows that quilt makers in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded history, events, and ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Sandi Fox is former Collection Curator of Quilts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Associate Fellow, International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska; and Research Associate, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is the author of numerous books, articles, and exhibition catalogues in the field and curator of twelve major exhibitions of nineteenth-century American quilts in the United States and abroad. Her work as curator, author, and scholar has been supported by a number of important grants and fellowships, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Winterthur Museum. She and her husband live in Los Angeles.

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