Tapestry: A Woven Narrative (Hardcover)

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Timothy Wilcox has held curatorial positions at the British Museum and the V&A. He is a regular contributor to the Cambridge International Summer School and was for ten years an Associate Lecturer at the University of Surrey.

Caron Penney is a weaver and artist. She is Head of the West Dean Tapestry Studio in West Sussex ? one of the leading international proponents of traditional tapestry production ? and is project coordinator and team leader on the Studio’s current Historic Scotland commission for Stirling Castle.
Tapestry: A Woven Narrative initially focuses on European tapestry and features significant historical images derived from extensive international tapestry collections. The book addresses the developing status of historical factory houses, the differing roles of tapestry artists and manufacturers, discusses how these roles have changed over time and looks in further detail at the socio-historical context of the featured works.

The book also looks in detail at the current tapestry scene, beginning in earnest with the textile work of Henry Moore 20 years ago. Now, established artists across the globe, significantly in North America, Australia and New Zealand, have begun appropriating the medium to present their work and ideas in a previously unexplored fashion, creating a fascinating juxtaposition between the socio-cultural documentation of many historical works and the more abstract, modern and personal themes often dealt with in tapestries today. The book includes works from notable modern artists such as Annika Ekdahl, Chuck Close, Fred Tomaselli, Grayson Perry, Francesca Lowe, Jaime Gili, Henry Moore, KB Kitaj and Kara Walker.

Tapestry: A Woven Narrative also discusses the practical aspects of tapestry production, taking in both historical methods and those employed by the few specialist tapestry houses flourishing in the world.


ISBN 9781907317248
Genre DESIGN / Textile & Costume
Format Hardcover
Pages 207
Publisher Date 2012-04-24 00:00:00.0
Publisher Black Dog Pub Ltd
Copyright Year 2011
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 3.16 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Woven Narrative
Audience General/trade
Authors Wilcox, Timothy

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