Crafted Lives by Patricia A. Turner
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Crafted Lives
By Patricia A. Turner

Crafted Lives

Stories and Studies of African American Quilters

By (author) See other recent books by Patricia A. Turner
Foreword by Kyra E. Hicks See other recent books by Kyra E. Hicks
Format: Hardback

Checking availability...

Crafted Lives by Patricia A. Turner

Book Description

In Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters Patricia A. Turner explores the culture and recent history of African Americans through the creations and wisdom of nine quilters. Turner profiles quilters who exemplify the range of black women and men dedicated to the making of quilts, and she shows how their craftwork establishes order and meaning in their lives. The artisans comprise eight women and one man, ranging from teenagers to octogenarians, representing an array of education and income levels, and living across the United States, including Alaska. Turner also probes the ways in which African American quilts and quilters have been depicted, discussed, criticized, and characterized. From the displays of Harriet Powers's creations at the turn of the twentieth century to the contemporary exhibits of such black art-quilts as those promoted by Carolyn Mazloomi, and such utilitarian expressions as the celebrated examples from Gee's Bend, Alabama, Turner uses quilts to assess the level of control African Americans have had or have not had over the materials they craft and the art they leave as legacy to new generations. Patricia A. Turner is professor of African American and African studies and the vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies: Black Images and Their Influence on Culture among other books. Kyra E. Hicks is the author of Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook.

Buy Crafted Lives book by Patricia A. Turner from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781604731316
ISBN-10: 1604731311
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University Press of Mississippi
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Crafted Lives book by Patricia A. Turner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Patricia A. Turner close
Recent books by Kyra E. Hicks close
» close