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Contemporary Knit Art

Charlotte Vannier

£29.95

A stunning survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the myriad ways knitting and crochet have been embraced as a form of creative expression

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Overview

Showcasing forty international artists who incorporate knitting, crochet and more into their practice, this book provides a survey of yarn work in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which these techniques have 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 the boundaries of knitting by using non-traditional materials such as rope or wire, or by using its sculptural potential to tackle themes that are political, personal or transgressive.

Although often associated with feelings of warmth, enclosure and familial love, yarn can also represent the ties that bind us together or a membrane that protects us from the world. Packed with striking images, this book demonstrates how knitting needles and crochet hooks can creates works of art that are challenging and unique, forcing us to take a fresh look at our own lives and beliefs and at the objects that surround us every day.

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'Inspiring'
Let's Knit

Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 20 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500239889

Contents List

Introduction • 40 artist profiles

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.