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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This book is lovely. Some great quality pictures show examples of a large range of textile artists work. Written text directly from the artist - very good reference for research! introductory text at the front of the book discusses the use fo textiles within art - I found this very informative and good opening to the book.
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This book provides a good starting point for investigations into craft practices adopted by contemporary art. However it is more of a coffee table book and doesn't investigate the use of craft at any notable length. Artist bios are interesting, though i have hardly heard of any of them before, it might have been better to use a few more recognisable artists using craft...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 7 Feb 2009
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This book is lovely. Some great quality pictures show examples of a large range of textile artists work. Written text directly from the artist - very good reference for research! introductory text at the front of the book discusses the use fo textiles within art - I found this very informative and good opening to the book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nearly..., 10 Dec 2009
This book provides a good starting point for investigations into craft practices adopted by contemporary art. However it is more of a coffee table book and doesn't investigate the use of craft at any notable length. Artist bios are interesting, though i have hardly heard of any of them before, it might have been better to use a few more recognisable artists using craft (perhaps Greyson Perry or Simon Starling) along with the less known artists.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction, 12 July 2013
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I got this book as a reference as I am studying for a textile degree. It's great to be introduced to contemporary fine artists and others using textiles and other craft techniques in their art rather than the traditional fine art techniques like painting. i certainly have looked at this book a lot in the last week and will keep it for reference and ideas for future projects. there are other ways of finding contemporary artist using craft techniques however that are free, such as Pinterest, tumblr etc and the book as you might imagine is U.S biased though not entirely. I wonder if there is an equivalent book referencing U.K. artists as there is a strong core of artists here and they have a different and less commercial style?
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