Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio. This stunning collection showcases the work produced by renowned textile artists Els van Baarle and Cherilyn Martin, and explores how – even when working from the same starting point – textile art can produce a myriad interpretations of shape, form, colour and technique. Els and Cherilyn have chosen six themes for their own starting point, each full of inspiration and artistic potential: Memory (both personal experiences and historical events); Graven (cemetery) images and idols; Books as objects; Pompeii and archaeological excavations; Walls; and Everyday items. For each of the themes the authors have provided a personal interpretation of the work and a description of the techniques they used, along with step-by-step instructions. In the chapter on memory, for example, Cherilyn demonstrates how old fabrics and textiles (which themselves have a unique history all of their own) can be recycled to incorporate your own stitched drawings. Alternatively, Els explores Procion Dye techniques to create colourful and striking fabrics that bear no resemblance to Els work on the same theme. The trend for collaborative textile art is increasing in popularity. This fascinating guide provides a rich seam of inspiration from two renowned artists, exploring how to get the most from your collaborations and produce beautiful and unique work.

How to Be Creative in Textile Art

How to Be Creative in Textile Art

Its a question asked by many budding textile artists: how can I be more creative? Youve got a few ideas and know some techniques, but youre not sure how to get started or make your work hang together. This book shows you how. It explains the creative process from the very beginning: where to find inspiration and how to harness those ideas; how to gather source material; how to pull together what you have. The authors then take you on a journey to develop a design. Learn how to put elements together to make a cohesive whole and develop a theme, learning established design rules along the way. Part Three, Moving into Stitch, gives you a range of techniques and easy experiments with which to turn your design into stitched-textile work. From choosing what fabrics to use, to layering, creating texture and adding embellishment, it covers the key techniques to try. This is a terrific book for those starting out in textiles who really do want to be as creative as they can possibly be.

Textile Art from Southern Appalachia

The Quiet Work of Women

Textile Art from Southern Appalachia

Features forty-four coverlets and two quilts made by hand weavers who lived in Western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia. Ms. Wilson has spent many years researching southern Appalachian overshot coverlet weaving.

Bilder eines Weltreichs

Kunst- und kulturgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu den Verzierungen eines Tores aus Balawat (Imgur-Enlil) aus der Zeit von Salmanassar III, König von Assyrien

Bilder eines Weltreichs

The present study focuses on the Balawat Gate of Salmanassar III. (858-824 BC). It is the first ever detailed research devoted to one of the most important but so far less known monuments of ancient Assyrian art. Based on detailed drawings of all preserved parts of the monument, which make this piece of art fully accessible for the first time, a thorough analysis of its iconography and stylistic elements has been possible. This does not only facilitate a better understanding of the depicted scenes and the position of the monument within the overall development of Assyrian art but does also lay the basis for a comparison with the rich textual sources of the period. A discussion of the art historical, the archaeological and the textual evidence allows an understanding of the function and purpose of this monument also as an example for other finds of the same kind. Through the combination of the observations concerning the monument itself, the textual evidence and field work conducted by the author at the Tigris-Tunnel, which is depicted on one of the bronze strips, a more detailed dating of the time of the making of the monument has been possible.

Gender Studies in Architecture

Space, Power and Difference

Gender Studies in Architecture

Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal architecture in Old Europe to contemporary technologies of control; from the mechanisms of gaze to architectural performatives; from the under-representation of women in the planning profession to the integration of gender issues to the curriculum. The particular strengths of the book lie in its inclusiveness and critical analysis. It is not a partisan defence of feminism or any other theory, but a critical introduction to the issues relating to gender. Moreover, the conclusions reach beyond a narrow gender studies perspective to social and ethical considerations that are unavoidable in any responsible architectural or urbanistic practice. With its broad range and balanced analysis of different theories, the book is suitable as an overview of gender studies in architecture and useful for any designer who is concerned with the social effects of the built environment.

Sew to Speak

The Fabric Art of Mary Milne

Sew to Speak

In a wide range of techniques, from quilting to collages, Mary Milne of Ithaca, N.Y., creates elaborate pictures and banners out of fabric. Since 1984 she has devoted much of her time to exploring fabric art, a medium that is frequently devalued because of the historical association of textiles with women's domestic labor. But for Milne something special happens when she is working with cloth. The tactile, sensual, and aesthetic qualities of fabrics generate her creative energy and stimulate her to incorporate themes of social protest into her craft. Many of her pieces offer potent messages. This study of Milne and her art brilliantly illustrated with 36 pages of color photographs, accents modern folklife as a creative outlet for outcries against apathy and injustice.

X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This non-destructive technique throws light on construction, manufacturing techniques, use, wear, repair, patterns of decay and dating. X-radiography improves artefact documentation and interpretation as well as guiding conservation approaches by enhancing understanding. This book explores techniques for X-raying textiles. It describes approaches to image interpretation and explains how, through digitisation and digital image manipulation, maximum information can be realised. Case studies include archaeological, ecclesiastical and ethnographic textiles, items of dress and accessories, upholstery, quilts, embroideries, dolls and toys. Museum professionals will find this stimulating book an essential guide for developing their own practice or commissioning textile X-radiographs.