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Masters: Art Quilts: Major Works by Leading Artists

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  8 reviews
These art quilts showcase such versatility, innovation, and beauty that readers can’t help but be truly inspired. The gifted artists come from across the globe—including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America—and their work displays their varying sensibilities, backgrounds, and talents.

Abstract appliquéd shapes cascade across the surface of Ita Ziv’s brilliantly colored q
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Lark Crafts
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liberal sprinkles
Aug 28, 2011 liberal sprinkles rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: quilters, artists, crafters, art lovers, photographers
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WOW, every page really pops! The quilts are gorgeous and so many different styles are represented. There are landscapes, portraits, geometrics and plenty other creative pieces that make this book not just a great coffee table book to admire but also inspiring to quiltmakers. If you've ever doubted that quilting can be considered art and not just a craft form, Masters: Art Quilts will convince you. The pieces are remarkable, the det
Sep 02, 2014 JayeL rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who are looking for inspiration
Shelves: quilt, 2008, own
Towards the end of the Introduction, the author, Martha Sielman writes "The book's underlying concept of displaying up to a dozen quilts by each of the artists does limit the number of quilters included in the book, but it also allows the artists' work to be seen in much greater depth." I hope that this statement, and the resulting format of the book, is the first step in quilts truly being recognized in the art world. The underlying difference in this book and many other quiltmaking books is th ...more
An inspiring collection of modern art quilts made by masters. Rich and detailed, these quilts rival any painting. From photo realistic trees, portraits and modernist grids this thick beautiful collection shows a dazzling array of fabric masterpieces.
I was much more impressed with this book than I thought I would be. What did it for me was that more than the "usual" cohort of American quilt artists were included, new emerging artists in the quilt world got to play with the big kids. As well as artists from all over the world, who make such different work than American quilters that it is almost unworkable to have both groups in the same book. But this book manages it.
Aside from several very badly done photos (blurry, smeary, dark) the photog
A beautiful book with pages on 40 different art quilters. Short on verbiage, long on pictures of seminal quilts, just the way I like it. There is a good cross-section of quilters from Michael James and Yvonne Porcella to Joan Schulze Hollis Chatelain. Highly recommend.
Finally, an art-quilt book that is not based on the motto, "the weirder the better". So many beautiful works of art in here.
Amazing fiber artists.
Fantastic quilting eye candy.
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