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Harriet Power's Bible Quilts.

This book documents the two known quilts designed and painstakingly crafted by Harriet Powers, an African-American woman born into slavery in 1837. These quilts are composed of imaginative and highly personal interpretations of scenes from the Old and New Testaments and are now in the National Museum of American History in Washington, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sixteen of the twenty illustrations are in color. The text explores the many influences on Powers' creative expression and discusses the artist's own explanations of her work. This is an important addition to a teacher's resource center at any level.
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Author:Katter, Eldon
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1994
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