Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
The Modern Embroidery Movement (Paperback)
  • The Modern Embroidery Movement (Paperback)
zoom

The Modern Embroidery Movement (Paperback)

(author)
£24.99
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 23/01/2020
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
WINNER OF A CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE AWARD 2018 In the early twentieth century, Marguerite Zorach and Georgiana Brown Harbeson were at the forefront of the modern embroidery movement in the United States. In the first scholarly examination of their work and influence, Cynthia Fowler explores the arguments presented by these pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art. Using key exhibitions and contemporary criticism, The Modern Embroidery Movement focuses extensively on the individual work of Zorach and Brown Harbeson, casting a new light on their careers. Documenting a previously marginalised movement, Fowler brings together the history of craft, art and women's rights and firmly establishes embroidery as a significant aspect of modern art.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350129146
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Cynthia Fowler has written a key text which examines the lives and significant works of women embroiderers who were practicing at the forefront of 'modern embroidery' in the United States in the early twentieth century. * Angie Wyman, Course Leader for Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, UK *
This rigorous account of the Modern Embroidery Movement in America firmly situates stitch within the fine arts of twentieth century art history whilst acknowledging the particular characteristics of working with a marginalised material. Cynthia Fowler's book addresses an important period of art long neglected due to its gendered materials, and is essential art history for artists and embroiderers alike. * Ele Carpenter, Senior Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK *
Cynthia Fowler's "The Modern Embroidery Movement" provides an insightful examination of the work of a selection of American artists who turned to embroidery as a medium through which to express their understanding of modernity in visual terms. The author reveals the complex relationship between art, craft, and the decorative, as well as the ways in which all three intersected with industrial production and the social, political and economic rights of women. * Frances Pohl, Professor of Art History at Pomona College, USA *
To those readers who-consciously or unconsciously-continue to adhere to the art/craft hierarchy, try not to be persuaded by Fowler's elegant discussion that positions embroidery as art. This book provides ample primary sources and careful visual analysis as evidence. * Julia Skelly, Faculty Lecturer in Art History at McGill University, Canada *
Cynthia Fowler brings to life the work of the artists who formed America's Modern Embroidery Movement in this beautifully written and richly illustrated book. In recovering their important contributions, Fowler eloquently reveals the central place of embroidery in modern art. * Lorinda Cramer, Research Fellow in Arts and Education at Deakin University, Australia *

You may also be interested in...

Fox 8
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Mad Enchantment
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Left Bank
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Read Modern Buildings
Added to basket
Poet in da Corner
Added to basket
Year of the Monkey
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
How to Read Paintings
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Man of Iron
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
How to Read Fashion
Added to basket
How to Read Buildings
Added to basket
The Calligrapher's Bible
Added to basket
Frida
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Art of Colour Mixing
Added to basket
How to Read Churches
Added to basket
Rice's Church Primer
Added to basket
Rice's Language of Buildings
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.