Fiber Arts books for academic art library
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Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns, Jinny Beyer (1999) -- This is a terrific book that explores tessellating patterns in depth; it would probably be useful for students working in any medium, not only in fiber arts
The Unicorn Tapestries, Adolfo Cavallo (1998) -- a beautiful book on the meaning and history of the tapestries; includes some good closeup photos that allow a student to examine the stitching
18th Century Embroidery Techniques, Gail Marsh (2006) -- an good reference on the history and technique of an important period in needlework; focuses on Great Britain; includes projects
(Also, Gail Marsh has written a second book, 19th Century Embroidery Techniques, which I haven't seen but is probably as good as the first)
Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America, Barbara Lee Smith -- This one's a bit older (1991), but it explores the work of a number of fiber artists, including information on designing and techniques
1000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts, and Wearables, Sandra Salamony and Gina M. Brown (2010) -- This one is mostly eye candy!
Crazy Quilts: History, Techniques, Embroidery Motifs, Cindy Brick (2008) -- The first part of the book (more than half the book) is about the history of crazy quilts to the present day; the second part is on techniques and how to create a crazy quilt
Painted with Thread: The Art of American Embroidery, published by the Peabody Essex Museum (2001) -- offers 68 color plates of works from the 17th century through the first half of 20th century (and one recent example), with a brief discussion of each work
Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840, Susan P. Schoelwer (2010)-- a beautiful book with many fine examples of early American needlework of different types
The Bayeux Tapestry, David MacKenzie Wilson (2004) -- a recent reissue of the major 1985 work on the Tapestry
Karl Blossfeldt: The Complete Published Work, Hans Christian Adam (2008) -- Well, ok, this isn't a fiber arts book, but, imo, Blossfeldt's evocative nature photographs could provide inspiration to artists in any medium
Fibreart Montage: Combining Quilting, Embroidery and Photography with Embellishments, Judith Baker Montano, 2009.
The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art, Susan Stein, 2010
Drawn to Stitch, Gwen Hedley, 2010
The Found Object in Textile Art, Cas Holmes, 2010
All of these can be found on the Interweave Press site.
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