American Contemporary Furniture
Universe Publishing, 2000
Marisa Bartolucci and Cathy Lang Ho
"...this book presents...the work of the most promising American furniture designers of today and beyond."
"Designers of furnishings on the vanguard of style, however, are rare in the East... Still, there are a few individuals blazing new trails and perhaps seeding new communities. Among the most interesting are two women, both working in textiles. There is Denyse Schmidt who... designs quilts that in their animated, asymmetric geometries speak more of the architecture of Frank Gehry and of op art than of Pennsylvania Dutch. She was previously a designer of children's books and before that a modern dancer/performance artist. The legacies of these past pursuits appear in her quilts in their playful command of color and kinetics."