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Beautifully illustrated, Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art, is a stunning and comprehensive look at emerging artists from one of the most exciting mediums in the fine art world today. From the loom to the white cube, textiles have been making waves on the fine art scene in greater and greater measure over the last 50 years. Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art profiles some of the most daring and innovative examples of textiles in fine art. Drawing on the rich history of textiles as craft-art, this book charts the medium's evolution through to contemporary fine art practices, with essays by established critics and academics and profiles of over 60 groundbreaking textile artists.
Featured artists include Elaine Reichek, Cosima Von Bonin, Jessica Rankin, Ghada Amer, Mike Kelley, Yinka Shonibare, Matthew Barney, Lucy Orta, Annette Messager, Tilleke Schwarz, Jann Howarth and Janet Echelman. Contemporary Textiles culminates in an inspiring survey of the most important work taking place in the field today. The artists profiles are highly illustrated with photographs and examples of work portrayed making this book invaluable for anyone interested in contemporary fabrics, art and design.
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