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Title:
The fiberarts book of wearable art
Author:
Duncan-Aimone, Katherine.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579902933
Format :
Book

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Summary

"An overview of current trends in the field [with]...profiles of prominent fiber artists, with generous samples of their work...a good choice."-- Library Journal. "Lavishly photo-graphed...I defy any devotee of great textiles and powerful design not to find something in these pages they'd be thrilled to wear."-- Threads . "Inspirational...jam-packed with ideas, tips, and techniques....Get a copy and start the creative juices flowing."-- Vogue Patterns.


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Library Journal Review

Only a fortunate few can afford wearable art. For the rest of us, this book provides an overview of current trends in the field and includes profiles of 39 prominent fiber artists, with generous samples of their work and insight into their working methods. Artists working in wearable art create their own fabric and/or use the surface or contours of preexisting fabric as a canvas for creating one-of-a-kind or limited-edition garments. Wearable art surprises the viewer, whose eye may be drawn to a flowing silk shibori fabric or an incredibly complex loom-knitted gown with hand-crocheted embellishments. Attesting to the current popularity of shibori, much of the text is occupied by garments that use this Japanese technique for shaping, securing, and dyeing cloth. This is a good choice for academic and large public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.