with flaps, 64 pages, 10" x 11"
65 color photographs
ISBN: 978-19333081-9-7 $22.95
Constructions, Markings, and Structures
Crossroads designed to accompany a new exhibition of the art
quilts of celebrated Nancy Crow, created during 2006 and 2007. This
collection of 25 improvisational quilts represents work from three distinct
series of quilts. Together, they mark a turning point in the career
of one of the world's most admired textile artists, as she experiments
with new techniques. All are photographed in beautiful detail. Work-in-progress
photographs invite readers inside Nancy Crow's studio.
"This collection of quilts demonstrates the continuing vitality
of Nancy Crow's creative output. Her strengths as a colorist, designer,
craftsperson, and visual thinker are in clear evidence here. But beyond
those abilities, it is Crow's willingness to take risks in the studio
that has brought her to this compelling place in her career. She shows
a kind of courage in her working procedures that few artists are able
to sustain past youth or the first flush of recognition. That she still
enters her workspace with her head full of questions and the nerve to
keep experimenting and exposing herself to potential failure, marks
her seriousness as an artist and her quality as an example."
David Hornung, Adelphi University, New York
CROW is considered the world's foremost art quilter, whose
work has been instrumental in promoting quiltmaking from traditional
craft to an art medium in its own right. Her quilts are on permanent
display at several world-class art museums, including The Smithsonian
Institute and The Museum of Arts & Design. She is a Fellow
of the American Crafts Council, a member of the Quilters' Hall
of Fame, and a recipient of the prestigious National Living Treasure
Award. She is the author of NANCY CROW, an illustrated retrospective
of her work.