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Tapestry: A Woven Narrative (2012)

ISBN: 9781907317248
Author(s): Timothy Wilcox, Caron Penney, Fiona Mathison
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: Lavishly illustrated

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Tapestry: A Woven Narrative is a review of contemporary tapestry design, discussing the progression from early designs to tapestry production today. The book looks in detail at the current tapestry scene, in which weavers and artists across the globe have begun appropriating the medium to present their work and ideas in a previously unexplored fashion, creating a fascinating juxtaposition between the socio-cultural documentation of many historical works and the more abstract, contemporary and personal themes often dealt with in tapestries today. The publication includes works from notable modern artists such as Annika Ekdahl, Chuck Close, Fred Tomaselli, Marta Rogoyska, Archie Brennan, RB Kitaj, Lynne Curran, and Tracey Emin. In addition, the publication also looks at the output of the Dovecot Studios, West Dean Tapestry Studio, and the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the three most eminent studios of their kind in the world. Tapestry: A Woven Narrative also discusses the practical aspects of tapestry production, taking in both historical methods and those employed by the few specialist tapestry houses flourishing in the world. With insightful original texts from experts in the field: curator Timothy Wilcox, noted academic Fiona Mathison and eminent weaver and West Dean Studio Director Caron Penney. Beautifully illustrated, Tapestry is a stunning and comprehensive exploration of this historical-but progressive-tradition.

Condition: some white marks to front endpaper, otherwise very good.

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