Reminiscences of Michael James 1987

 

Name
James, Michael, 1949- (Interviewee)
Polsky, Richard M (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Michael James 1987
Abstract
Childhood in New Bedford, Massachusetts; textile-mill worker ancestry; Catholic upbringing; initial interest in art; studies at Southeastern Massachusetts University; Rochester Institute of Technology: art instruction, attitude toward work, initial interest in textiles; teaching; personal style: use of specific materials, interest in integration of material and unconventional fabric structure; deve lopment of quilt-making technique; commission work; shows in America, Europe; James' books on quiltmaking; interests in other art media; problems with people's attitudes toward quilts as art form; contemporary quilt-makers.
Collection Name
American craftspeople project
Subjects
Quiltmakers; Quilting; Textile crafts; James, Michael, 1949-
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1987
Note (Biographical)
Quiltmaker.
Note
Interviewed by Richard M. Polsky on September 2, 1987.
Note (Provenance)
Michael James, Gift 1990
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13636464
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-0bc0-qe44
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.