500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series)
500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary
A beautiful new addition to the successful seriesA vibrant and growing community of crafters has embraced quilting, and this outstanding international collection will inspire and captivate them. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, one of the most prominent figures in quilting, it presents 500 magnificent contemporary art quilts, made in fabric and other media, and showcasing diverse designs, materials, and techniques.From their very inception, these quilts were destined for display rather than practical use, with an extraordinary quality of image, form, line, and composition. Artists include:Pamela Allen - Alice Beasley - Eszter Bornemisza - Jane Burch Cochran - Judith Content - Chiaki Dosho - Noriko Endo - Caryl Bryer Fallert - Jamie Fingal - Linda Gass - Jenny Hearn - Judy Coates Perez - Yvonne Porcella - Susan Shie - Jen Swearington - and many more!
- Brand: Sterling Publishing Co, Inc
- ASIN: 1600590586
500 Traditional Quilts (500 Series)
500 Traditional Quilts (500
Quilters: prepare to be inspired! From precision-pieced log cabins and dimensional trapunto to feathered stars and intricate appliqué, this remarkable collection captures the beauty of traditional quilts as never before. Juried by Karey Bresenhan, a renowned figure in the quilting world, and featuring a huge roster of the very best national and international artists, these 500 masterpieces showcase classic patterns, forms, and techniques.
- ASIN: 1600596886
Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide to 500 Embroidery-Stitch Combinations, Perfect for Crazy Quilting
Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide
Valerie Bothell encourages readers to stitch daily, even for a few minutes. If you can stitch one seam 5 days a week, over the course of a year readers will complete 250 seams! The book includes instructions for 61 basic embroidery stitches and over 500 seam-treatment stitch combinations, as well as crazy-quilt-block piecing instructions and information about tools and supplies.
- ASIN: 1617455512
Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial
Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings.Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs.Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.
- Brand: Courtney Davis
- ASIN: 0486412296
- UPC: 800759412297
500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series)
The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh century. A fragile web of woollen thread on linen, its brilliant colours undimmed after nearly a thousand years, this masterpiece is unique as a complete example of an art form beloved of the aristocracy in the Romanesque era - the `historiated' or narrative embroidery. The momentous story it tells is that of one of the turning-points in English and European history, the struggle for the succession to the English throne which culminated in the Battle of Hastings in the fateful year of 1066. The version told is that of the Normans who commissioned it - of Harold's perjury and its dreadful price, death and defeat in battle. Yet the sympathies of the English hands that designed and created it are equally evident. And the Tapestry itself is so close to the events it describes, and portrays them in such vivid detail, as to make it in its own right a historical source of the first order, not only for the political crisis of 1064-66 but also for the social history of eleventh-century life.This book presents a full-colour reproduction of the entire Tapestry, with a detailed commentary alongside each episode, equipping the reader to follow the story blow by blow and this marvellous work of art step...
- Brand: Brand: Boydell Press
- ASIN: 1843831635
[(500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work )] [Author: Ray Hemachandra] [Mar-2010]
The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece
The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a
One of Europe’s greatest artistic treasures, the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. For all its fame, its origins and story are complex and somewhat cloudy. Though many assume it was commissioned by Bishop OdoWilliam’s ruthless half-brotherit may also have been financed by Harold’s dynamic sister Edith, who was juggling for a place in the new court. In this intriguing study, medieval art historian Carola Hicks investigates the miracle of the tapestry’s makingincluding the unique stitches, dyes, and strange details in the marginsas well as its complicated past. For centuries it lay ignored in Bayeux cathedral until its discovery in the 18th century. It quickly became a symbol of power: townsfolk saved it during the French Revolution, Napoleon displayed it to promote his own conquest, and the Nazis strove to make it their own. Packed with thrilling stories, this history shows how every great work of art has a life of its own.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0099450194
The Bayeux Tapestry: Monument to a Norman Triumph (Art & Design)
Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving Traditions
Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving
Floating Threads represents an attempt to catalogue float weave techniques used to decorate Batik cloth throughout the archipelago and hints at possible lines of distribution. Being a coffee-table book, photographs are an important part of the story. Our main sources for photography have been collections in Indonesia's own provincial museums and the National Museum of Indonesia with gaps filled by local collectors and foreign museums when not available in Indonesia. Unfortunately, Indonesia's provincial museums were established after 1950, when specimens of some textiles were no longer available in the country, the prime examples of this being the pinatikan of North Sulawesi and the Kalumpang (West Sulawesi) textiles featured in Chapter Two. The photographed textiles cover the 19th century to the present, complementing the text which reaches into the distant past and includes recent experimentations, for contemporary fabrics are as important as historical weavings to the continuation of Indonesia's precious textile traditions. Modernization is the only way to keep weavers interested in plying their trade, stimulated by the popularity of their products. New forms will always arise to replace old styles that have fallen out of favor, but there will always be a weaver or two who wil...
- ASIN: 6027208503