The Modern Embroidery Movement (Paperback)Cynthia Fowler (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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 *
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