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.
- Publisher : THAMES HUDSON (October 10, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 050029545X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0500295458
- Item Weight : 1.45 kgs
- Dimensions : 22 cm x 28 cm