Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art

Charlotte Vannier

Description

Knitting and crochet have long been considered forms of folk art, but in the 21st century, these time-honoured crafts are breaking away from the outdated stereotype of cosy domesticity. Showcasing 40 international artists who incorporate knitting, crochet and more into their practice, this book provides a survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which these techniques have 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 the boundaries of knitting by using non-traditional materials such as rope or wire, or by using its sculptural potential to tackle themes that are political, personal or transgressive.

Packed with striking images, the book demonstrates how knitting needles and crochet hooks can create works of art that are challenging and unique, forcing us to take a fresh look at our own lives and beliefs and at the objects that surround us every day.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    256
  • Size
    280 x 220mm
  • Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN
    9780500239889
Status
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Stock Code
180533
Our Price
$59.99