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The subversive stitch

£49.95

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Paperback in very good condition. Corners to cover slightly damaged and some staining to top and front edges pages.

Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements. 'The Subversive Stitch' is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women. "A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas." - 'Guardian' "A marvellously written and illustrated book." - 'Times Educational Supplement'

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Author(s):
Parker \rozsika
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.3 x 15.5 x 1.7 cms
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848852835
ISBN-13:
9781848852839
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris
Title:
The subversive stitch

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Paperback in very good condition. Corners to cover slightly damaged and some staining to top and front edges pages.

Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements. 'The Subversive Stitch' is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women. "A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas." - 'Guardian' "A marvellously written and illustrated book." - 'Times Educational Supplement'

Author(s):
Parker \rozsika
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.3 x 15.5 x 1.7 cms
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848852835
ISBN-13:
9781848852839
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris
Title:
The subversive stitch

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