Multcolib Research Picks: Textile Art
Annotation:"One of the most obvious facts about West Africa is that there is a lot of cloth around." - John Picton. This is an exciting book for the photographs and text about current and traditional African textiles and their creators.
Annotation:Anni Albers had an approach to writing that bore a stunning resemblance to the process of creating a weaving on a loom. Using her manual typewriter, she would write her text on ordinary white 81/2" X 11 sheets of paper and then tape the pages together as if to create a scroll. She felt that only in this way could she achieve and judge the flow and continuity of the completed essay. - from the Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber
Annotation:"Few other artists from the former Soviet bloc have been as widely exhibited, reviewed, and critically acknowledged around the world. Abakanowicz first received international recognition in themid-1960's with a series of monumental, three-dimensional fiber works known as Abakans." - from the Introduction.
Annotation:Works and methods by Portland artist Judith Poxson Fawkes “… a finished tapestry illuminates daily existence and is a part of the on-going chronicle of how design ideas are conceived and executed.”
Annotation:"The state of artisan tapestry in the twenty-first century.... a prolific and fascinating, but relatively little documented arts movement." - from the Introduction. Profiles of tapestry weavers and samples of their work.
Annotation:"Sheila Hicks (born 1934) is a pioneering artist noted for objects and public commissions whose structures are built of color and fiber. This volume accompanies the first major retrospective of Hicks’s work; it documents the remarkable versatility and dramatically divergent scale of her textiles as well as her distinctive use, and surprising range, of materials. " - from Sheila Hicks: 50 years.
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A selection of books about weaving as contemporary sculpture, clothing, and tapestry. Many more titles are available in the Library as inspiration for weaving in a range of methods.