Ali Riza Tuna
Ali Riza Tuna, 2022
Beyond their utilitarian function as decorated weavings Anatolian Kilims represent actually the medium for a unique iconographic tradition carried over several millennia by Anatolia's nomadic cultures. Joining Hans Belting's "Anthropology of Images" to Ernst Cassirer's philosophy of cultures, on this book the author develops a fresh art historical vision for understanding these flatweaves, exposed by a detailed essay and 85 illustrated examples.
Glyn Davies, Clare Woodthorpe Browne, Michael A. Michael, Michaela Zöschg
In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles were indispensable symbols of wealth and power. Owing to their quality, complexity, and magnificence, English embroideries enjoyed international demand and can be traced in Continental sources as opus anglicanum (English work). This richly illustrated book draws on new research and detailed photography to offer an introduction to their design, production, and use. Essays by leading experts explore the embroideries’ artistic and social context, while catalogue entries examine individual masterpieces. Medieval embroiderers lived in a tightly knit community in London, and many were women who can be identified by name today. Comparisons between their work and contemporary painting challenge modern assumptions about the hierarchy of artistic media.
English - 324 Pages - 29.5 cm x 25.7 cm x 2.5 cm - 1.8 Kg
Patchworks, une mosaïque du monde
Editions de la Martinière, 2022
Qu'ont en commun la toile bojagi coréenne, le boubou bamiléké camerounais, la pointe folle canadienne et le manteau cifraszür hongrois ? Le patchwork et ses multiples variantes. Cette pratique, qui consiste à assembler tissus et motifs pour donner vie à des vêtements, accessoires, tentures ou dessus-de-lit, est largement partagée d'un continent à l'autre. A travers plus de 230 pièces, la styliste et collectionneuse Catherine Legrand propose de découvrir des techniques et des réalisations variées issues de ce savoir-faire.
De l'Asie à l'Afrique, en passant par l'Amérique et l'Europe, cette odyssée textile rend hommage tant à la beauté des matières qu'à l'inventivité des créateurs. Une source d'inspiration inépuisable qui témoigne de l'étonnante diversité du patchwork.
Français - 206 Pages - 23 x 30 cm - 1.2 Kg
Astrid Reischwitz, Karen Haas, Anika Kreft
Kehrer Verlag, 2022
In Spin Club Stories, Astrid Reischwitz explores personal and cultural memory influenced by her upbringing in a small farming village in Northern Germany. She uses keepsakes from family life, old photographs and embroidered fabric from the village to build a world of memory, identity and home. The Boston based artist takes cues from the old tradition of spin clubs in her village, where village women met to spin wool and create needlework - and share stories while they worked. She transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey. Her own embroidered designs are partial representations of her ancestral linens, emphasizing the fragmentary nature of recollection. By following the stitches in these fabrics, she follows a path through the lives of her ancestors and converses with the past.English - 112 Pages - 24 x 30 cm – 1.1 Kg
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2022
Japan’s engagement with Western clothing, culture, and art in the mid-nineteenth century transformed the traditional kimono and began a cross-cultural sartorial dialogue that continues to this day. This publication explores the kimono’s fascinating modern history and its notable influence on Western fashion. Initially signaling the wearer’s social position, marital status, age, and wealth, older kimono designs gave way to the demands of modernized and democratized twentieth-century lifestyles as well as the preferences of the emancipated “new woman.” Conversely, inspiration from the kimono’s silhouette liberated Western designers such as Paul Poiret and Madeline Vionnet from traditional European tailoring. Juxtaposing never-before-published Japanese textiles from the John C. Weber Collection with Western couture, this book places the kimono on the stage of global fashion history.English - 180 Pages -20 x 2 x 25 cm - 0.8 kg