Quilts, 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories - Edited by Sue PrichardLondon: V&A Publications, 2010, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners' name to the head of the first blank.
Contains: Colour photographs; Glossary;
From the cover: “Quilts 1700-2010 celebrates more than 500 years of British quilt and patchwork production — from the spectacular eighteenth-century chintz bed hangings found in some of the most affluent homes in the country, to complete and sometimes controversial examples of contemporary art practice. Drawing on some of the finest collections and archives in the country, this groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of British quilt-making.
For the first time contributors reveal the hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&A’s collection. From the origins of the ‘love poem’ on the Chapman marriage coverlet to the sources of inspiration for the intricately pieced pictorial ‘George 111 coverlet’, this publication re-positions quilts as complex, multi-layered windows into their makers’ worlds.
Published to accompany a major exhibition, Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories includes a lavishly illustrated, comprehensive catalogue, four contextual essays, and individual feature spreads that challenge the assumption that stitching is simply ‘women’s work’.”
Size: 9¾" x 9¾". 240 pages.