Threads: Contemporary Embroidered Art

Charlotte Vannier

Description

A stunning survey of embroidery in contemporary art, Threads illustrates the myriad ways it has been embraced as a form of creative expression. 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.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    368
  • Size
    280 x 220mm
  • Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN
    9780500295458
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
200835
Our Price
$70.00