"Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt is a book and exhibition that are part of an ongoing series of research projects about the African American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, and its quilts. Surrounded on three sides by a river, Gee's Bend developed a distinctive local culture and quilt design aesthetic. The Quilts of Gee's Bend, the first exhibition to document the quiltmaking achievements from this remote enclave, was launched at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2002. Subsequently presented at twelve major museums, the show was seen by over a million viewers and prompted an outpouring of popular interest and international critical acclaim. Expanding upon that initial exhibition and its accompanying publications, Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt - also developed by the Tinwood Alliance with the museum - offers a deeper look into the women and their art, and a more focused investigation into the nature, inspirations, and future of the Gee's Bend quilt tradition."--BOOK JACKET.Bendolph, Louisiana P. is the author of 'Gee's Bend The Architecture of the Quilt', published 2006 under ISBN 9780971910454 and ISBN 0971910456.