Unconventional & Unexpected

Unconventional & Unexpected

American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000

Book - 2014
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Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 is a stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century. Collected by renowned quilt authority and collector Roderick Kiracofe, they represent a 20th-century quilt movement that remains mostly undocumented. Unlike the familiar quilts that replicate traditional patterns of earlier centuries, these surprising textiles represent a freer, more casual, utilitarian style that departs from (and returns to) a multitude of norms and standards. Peppered with essays by renowned experts that help to contextualize the quilts' surprisingly modern aesthetic, Unconventional & Unexpected is a groundbreak#65533;ing celebration of 20th-century quilting that picks up where most other quilt histories leave off.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014.
ISBN: 9781617691232
Branch Call Number: 746.46 KIR
Characteristics: 223 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 x 26 cm
Alternative Title: Unconventional and unexpected


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LPL_KateG Aug 12, 2015

This book is a treat to browse through. I am blown away by the beautiful, handmade treasures captured within its pages! These quilts are imperfect and human, and all the more lovely because of it.

Jul 01, 2015

An awesome historical book that honors all the "everyday working quilts" that our parents and grandparents made, rather than just those that most would consider to be "quilt show perfect".

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