Threads

Threads Contemporary Embroidery Art

Paperback (10 Oct 2019)

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Synopsis

Showcasing over 80 international artists who incorporate embroidery into their practice, this book provides a survey of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which the craft has been embraced as a form of creative expression. Some artists evoke a kind of nostalgia, rediscovering skills that have fallen from fashion or promoting the value of ancient handicrafts in an industrialized world of mass-production. Others push boundaries by using embroidery on photographs, poetic installations, embroidered reproductions of everyday objects, or by using it to tackle political, personal or transgressive themes. Threads is a captivating exploration of their creative journeys, their influences, the technical challenges they face and the message they wish to convey

Book information

ISBN: 9780500295458
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 746.44
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 367
Weight: 1504g
Height: 279mm
Width: 220mm
Spine width: 25mm