Tapestry: A Woven Narrative initially focuses on European tapestry and features significant historical images derived from extensive international tapestry collections. The book addresses the developing status of historical factory houses, the differing roles of tapestry artists and manufacturers, discussesMore »
Tapestry: A Woven Narrative initially focuses on European tapestry and features significant historical images derived from extensive international tapestry collections. The book addresses the developing status of historical factory houses, the differing roles of tapestry artists and manufacturers, discusses how these roles have changed over time and looks in further detail at the socio-historical context of the featured works. The book also looks in detail at the current tapestry scene, beginning in earnest with the textile work of Henry Moore 20 years ago. Now, established artists across the globe, significantly in North America, Australia and New Zealand, 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, modern and personal themes often dealt with in tapestries today. The book includes works from notable modern artists such as Annika Ekdahl, Chuck Close, Fred Tomaselli, Grayson Perry, Francesca Lowe, Jaime Gili, Henry Moore, KB Kitaj and Kara Walker. 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.« Less
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Essays: Tapestry from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment / Timothy Wilcox
Tapestry in the modern day / Fiona Mathison
Contemporary weaver profiles: Jo Barker ; Joan Baxter ; Sara Brennan ; Bobbie Cox ; Thomas Cronenberg ; Lynne Curran ; Wlodzimierz Cygan ; Ariadna Donner ; Carol Dunbar ; Jilly Edwards ; Annika Ekdahl ; Shelly Goldsmith ; Ibolya Hegyi ; Maureen Hodge ; Peter Horn ; Fiona Hutchison ; Anne Jackson ; William Jeffries ; Aino Kajaniemi ; Soon Yul Kang ; Jane Kidd ; Sue Lawty ; Catherine Libmann ; Susan Martin-Maffei ; Louise Martin ; Jennie Moncur ; Ann Naustdal ; Gudrun Pagter ; Caron Penney ; Marta Rogoyska ; Unn Sønju ; Katherine Swailes
Studio profiles and weaving technique: The Australian Tapestry Workshop ; Dovecot Studios ; West Dean Tapestry Studio
The technique of tapestry weaving / Caron Penney
Appendix: The revival of tapestry weaving: an interview with Mr. William Morris / Aymer Vallance
Transposition of a painting into tapestry / Archie Brennan
An artist's view of the Dovecot Studios / Harold Cohen
Tapestry: a contemporary medium / Jennifer Sanders
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