A Woven Narrative
28 x 23 cm | 11 x 9 in
227 ills | 208 pages
Authors Timothy Wilcox, Caron Penney, Fiona Mathison
Tapestry: A Woven Narrative is a review of contemporary tapestry design, discussing the progression from early designs to tapestry production today. The book looks in detail at the current tapestry scene, in which weavers and artists across the globe 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, contemporary and personal themes often dealt with in tapestries today.
The publication includes works from notable modern artists such as Tracey Emin, Annika Ekdahl, Chuck Close, Fred Tomaselli, Marta Rogoyska, Archie Brennan, RB Kitaj and Lynne Curran. In addition, the publication also looks at the output of the Dovecot Studios, West Dean Tapestry Studio, and the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the three most eminent studios of their kind in the world. 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.
With insightful original texts from experts in the field: curator Timothy Wilcox, noted academic Fiona Mathison and eminent weaver and West Dean Studio Director Caron Penney.Beautifully illustrated,Tapestry is a stunning and comprehensive exploration of this historical—but progressive—tradition.