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Contemporary Embroidery Art

Charlotte Vannier

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A celebration of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the myriad ways it has been embraced as a form of creative expression

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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.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 368 pp

Publication date: 10 October 2019

ISBN: 9780500295458

About the Author

Charlotte Vannier is a designer, copywriter and stylist. She is the author of several books on art and crafts for adults and children, including Unravelled published by Thames & Hudson.