Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art

Contributors: Jann Howarth, Bradley Quinn, Janis Jefferies
Editor: Nadine Monem
192 pages
300 b/w and colour ills
25.0 x 21.0 cm
9.5 x 8.5 in
ISBN13: 9781906155292
From the loom to the white cube, textiles have been making waves on the fine art scene in greater and greater measure over the last fifty years. Beautifully illustrated, Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art is a stunning and comprehensive look at emerging artists from one of the most exciting mediums in the fine art world today, that profiles some of the most daring and innovative examples of textiles in fine art.
Drawing on the rich history of textiles as craft-art, Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art charts the medium’s evolution through to contemporary fine art practices, with essays by Janis Jefferies and Bradley Quinn, a foreword by acclaimed artist Jann Haworth and profiles of over sixty groundbreaking textile artists.
Featured artists include, among many others, Matthew Barney, Maria Pineres, Jennifer Angus, Elaine Reichek, Jessica Rankin, Rosemarie Trockel, Yinka Shonibare, Tilleke Schwarz, Cosima von Bonin, Ghada Amer, Annette Messager, Mike Kelley, and Christo and Jeanne Claude. Contemporary Textiles culminates in an inspiring survey of the most important work taking place in the field today. The artists profiles are highly illustrated with photographs and examples of work portrayed making this an invaluable book for anyone interested in contemporary fabrics, art and design.