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The Resource The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin

The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin

Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend
Title
The quilts of Gee's Bend
Statement of responsibility
Susan Goldman Rubin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee's Bend for children, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this fascinating group of women and their unique quilting traditions. Rubin uses meticulous research to offer an exclusive look at an important facet of African American art and culture. In the rural community of Gee's Bend, African American women have been making quilts for generations. They use scraps of old overalls, aprons, and bleached cornmeal sacks-anything they can find. Their traditions have been passed down through the decades. Much to the women's surprise, a selection of the quilts was featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002. The exhibition then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York City. "Eye-poppingly gorgeous," wrote a critic for the New York Times about the exhibition. He continued, "Some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced." The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit its newly acquired collection of Gee's Bend quilts in 2017. Rubin is known for producing well-researched, highly praised, and sophisticated biographies of artists and other important figures. Through similar research, The Quilts of Gee's Bend shares specifics about this rare community and its rich traditions, allowing children to pause to consider history through the eyes of the people who lived it and through a legacy that is passed on to the next generation. This book should be of great interest to classrooms, libraries, and those interested in African American art in the United States, in addition to quilting, life in early emancipated colonies in the South, and Gee's Bends importance in the Civil Right's movement. The quilts and the incredible stories behind them are powerful motivators for anyone who wishes to accomplish anything. A map, directions on how to make a quilt square, endnotes, and an index round out this stunning nonfiction book
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Susan Goldman
Dewey number
746.4609761/38
Index
index present
LC call number
NK9112
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American quilts
  • African American quiltmakers
  • Quilts
  • African American women
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African American quiltmakers
  • African American quilts
  • African American women
  • Quilts
  • Alabama
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; The Area of Gee's Bend, Alabama; Epilogue; Making a Quilt Square; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Image Credits; Index of Searchable Terms
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781683350521
Lccn
2016033225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
619FFF11-8BA2-42AF-897E-E7935BDB1DE2
System control number
  • ocn953792624
  • (OCoLC)953792624
Label
The quilts of Gee's Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; The Area of Gee's Bend, Alabama; Epilogue; Making a Quilt Square; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Image Credits; Index of Searchable Terms
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781683350521
Lccn
2016033225
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
619FFF11-8BA2-42AF-897E-E7935BDB1DE2
System control number
  • ocn953792624
  • (OCoLC)953792624

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