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Creation Story

Gee's Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial
(Book - 2012 )
Creation Story


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The book "explores parallels and intersections in the works of Dial and his fellow Alabamians, the remarkable quilters of Gee's Bend. In the tradition of African American cemetery constructions and yard art, these artists harness the tactile properties and symbolic associations of cast-off mateials in creating an art of profound beauty and evocative power. Produced against a backdrop of poverty and racism, these artworks have an appeal that crosses aesthetic, social, and geographical boundaries, earning them wide recognition as being among the most compelling art of our time."--
Title: Creation story
Gee's Bend quilts and the art of Thornton Dial
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. :, Frist Center for the Visual Arts :, Distributed by Vanderbilt University Press,, c2012.
Characteristics: xi, 115 p. :,color ill. ;,33 cm.
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, May 24-Sept. 3, 2012.
Contents: The poetry of castaway things / Joanne Cubbs
Complementary: Mary Lee Bendolph and Thornton Dial, Gee's Bend and Bessemer / Paul Arnett
The quilt's of Gee's Bend / William Arnett
Work clothes
Housetops
Patterns / Paul Arnett
The art of Thornton Dial / Phillip March Jones.
Summary: The book "explores parallels and intersections in the works of Dial and his fellow Alabamians, the remarkable quilters of Gee's Bend. In the tradition of African American cemetery constructions and yard art, these artists harness the tactile properties and symbolic associations of cast-off mateials in creating an art of profound beauty and evocative power. Produced against a backdrop of poverty and racism, these artworks have an appeal that crosses aesthetic, social, and geographical boundaries, earning them wide recognition as being among the most compelling art of our time."--
Local Note: 53 118
ISBN: 9780826518804
082651880X
9780826518811
0826518818
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