American Quilts & Coverlets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dec 30, 2007 - Architecture - 320 pages
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American Quilts and Coverlets is the ultimate book on historical Quilts in America. Featuring over 150 outstanding examples and beautifully designed with stunning color illustrations, the book spotlights the Metropolitan Museum of Art's growing collection of our nation's finest and most comprehensive assemblage of traditional American quilts. From wonderful 18th century quilts and extraordinary Amish work to an exceptional 1856 quilt containing hundreds of signatures of important Americans - including seven U.S. presidents, this book gives the reader an even greater understanding and admiration of quilting as Americana. Special features include an illustrated Highlights section and all-new technical appendix by Elena Phipps, the Museum's Senior Conservator in the Department of Textile Conservation. Museum curator and respected authority Amelia Peck contributes new scholarship and an informative and entertaining Introduction.

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Serious studies of American quilts and coverlets have kept pace with the booming disciplines of material culture and women's history since the 1980s. Recent works of note include books about the Gee's ... Read full review


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Amelia Peck is Marcia F.Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was the author of the original edition of American Quilts & Coverlets in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and has written several titles on historical architecture, including CANDACE WHEELER: THE ART AND ENTERPRISE OF AMERICAN DESIGN, 1875-1900 (2001) and PERIOD ROOMS IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (2004).

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