Celebrates the revival of weaving with works by influential and contemporary weavers from around the world - An inspiring book for lovers of textiles, interiors and design. Weaving is a centuries-old craft with a fascinating history, and one that continues to evolve. It is being revitalized today by designers, artists and modern craftspeople all over the world: from wall-hangings and carpets to art installations and technological tours-de-force. Weaving - Contemporary Makers on the Loom presents a survey of this vibrant revival, with profiles of over twenty contemporary weavers: Alexandra Kehayoglou, for example, designs breath-taking natural landscapes (for the likes of Dries van Noten), while Daniel Harris makes textiles for famous clothing brands using nineteenth century looms. Brent Wadden weaves beautiful, museum-standard fabrics. The book includes beautiful images of their studios, work and inspiration. Author Katie Treggiden's essays explore the craft's relationship with themes such as emancipation, migration and new technologies. The Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers is also discussed at length and this is a reference for everyone involved in textiles today. Weavers included Alexandra Kehayoglou Allyson Rousseau Brent Wadden Christy Matson Daniel Harris Dee Clements Dienke Dekker Eleanor Pritchard Erin M. Riley Genevieve Griffiths Hermine Van Dijck Hiroko Takeda Ilse Acke Jen Keane Judit Just Karin Carlander Kayla Mattes Lauren Chang Rachel Scott Rachel Snack Swati Maskeri Tanya Aguiniga
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 20 Sep 2018
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 26.5(H) x 21.4(L)
Weight (gm): 1100
Katie Treggiden is a design writer, editor, curator, lecturer, and consultant. She writes for the Guardian, the Telegraph Magazine, Elle Decoration and Icon, among others. She is the author of Urban Potters, The Makers of East London and of The Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate.