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Lenore Tawney

Author : Karen Patterson
ISBN : 9780226664835
Genre : Art
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Recent years have seen an enormous surge of interest in fiber arts, with works made of thread on display in art museums around the world. But this art form only began to transcend its origins as a humble craft in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it wasn’t until the 1950s and 1960s that artists used the fiber arts to build critical practices that challenged the definitions of painting, drawing, and sculpture. One of those artists was Lenore Tawney (1907–2007). Raised and trained in Chicago before she moved to New York, Tawney had a storied career. She was known for employing an ancient Peruvian gauze weave technique to create a painterly effect that appeared to float in space rather than cling to the wall, as well as for being one of the first artists to blend sculptural techniques with weaving practices and, in the process, pioneered a new direction in fiber art. Despite her prominence on the New York art scene, however, she has only recently begun to receive her due from the greater art world. Accompanying a retrospective at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, this catalog features a comprehensive biography of Tawney, additional essays on her work, and two hundred full-color illustrations, making it of interest to contemporary artists, art historians, and the growing audience for fiber art. Copublished with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Category: Art

Lenore Tawney

Author : Lenore Tawney
ISBN : 0764921304
Genre : Art
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Noted weaver Lenore Tawny--now well into her 90s and still exhibiting her imaginative work--began creating postcard collages in the 1960s, sending them to friends and colleagues through the U.S. mail. A form of communication without specific messages, the cryptic notations were often enhanced by Tawney's handwriting. As Tawney explains the cards, They were signs thrown to the wind. The selected postcard collages reveal the creative, mystical, and humorous side of the artist, giving the viewer an intimate glimpse into the personality of this most innovative woman. Tawney is the recipient of the Visionary Award from the American Craft Museum, New York, 2000. Her works are found in the collections of the American Craft Museum; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Renwick Gallery; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, Quebec.
Category: Art

Lenore Tawney

Author : Ann Wilson
ISBN : OCLC:1130024073
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Identity Unknown

Author : Donna Seaman
ISBN : 9781620407608
Genre : Art
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An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation. Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her dark, surreal paintings and friendships with Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins; Bay Area self-portraitist Joan Brown; Ree Morton, with her witty, oddly beautiful constructions; Loïs Mailou Jones of the Harlem Renaissance; Lenore Tawney, who combined weaving and sculpture when art and craft were considered mutually exclusive; Christina Ramberg, whose unsettling works drew on pop culture and advertising; and Louise Nevelson, an art-world superstar in her heyday but omitted from recent surveys of her era. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects-not makers-of art. Featuring stunning examples of the artists' work, Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in history and the challenges they face to be taken as seriously as men no matter what their chosen field-and to all men interested in women's lives.
Category: Art

Pen To Paper

Author : Mary Savig
ISBN : 9781616895075
Genre : Art
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Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and the Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, hand-writing typefaces continue to sell, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts enjoy a renaissance. Pen to Paper, a collection of letters by artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription. Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.
Category: Art

Messages Magic

Author : Leslie Umberger
ISBN : UOM:39015079199892
Genre : Assemblage (Art)
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Category: Assemblage (Art)

Fiber As Medium

Author : Virginia Rae Bullock
ISBN : MSU:31293030822864
Genre : Fabric pictures
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Category: Fabric pictures

The Place Of Art In The World Of Architecture

Author : Donald W. Thalacker
ISBN : UOM:39015014103009
Genre : Architecture
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An account of the Art-in-Architecture Program of the United States General Services Administration.
Category: Architecture

Contemporary Women Artists

Author : Lucy R. Lippard
ISBN : UOM:39015043006371
Genre : Art
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Provides biographical and career information on more than 350 of the world's most prominent and influential contemporary (20th century) women artists. Includes visual art in the following media: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, ceramics, mixed media, electronic media, performance art, video, design, and graphic arts.
Category: Art

Spirit Taking Form

Author : Nancy Azara
ISBN : 9781609253097
Genre : Self-Help
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Anyone can make art. Finding one's spiritual center can come of making art. Making art can come of finding one's spiritual center. Nancy Azara has been teaching the making of art, art-making as a spiritual practice, and other spiritual practices for thirty-five years. She has developed a system that combines her lifelong spiritual practice with techniques designed to help anyone get and stay in touch with their own inner artistic souls. Spirit Taking Form is a practical book. It offers lists of materials to work with and exercises and meditation techniques to help everyone bring out their inner voice. It includes specific meditations for healing the inner critic, cultivating imagination, and finding one's artistic heart. Its meditations and exercises can be done many times, and each time they can bring the reader new and richer experiences and deeper insights. Throughout the book Azara shares her own story and the inspirations that have made her a successful artist. Using an old Sicilian folk tale taught to her by her grandfather, she has always sought to look at life with one eye open out to the world and the other closed, or turned inward. It is this skill more than any other that she seeks to engender in the reader through exercises such as "The Visual Diary." Learning and teaching about art from a place of spirit calls us to a challenge, a challenge to look at something very familiar, yet distant and remote. Spirit Taking Form offers insight into artistic expression and how it can be applied to life as a catalyst for growth, change, and expression.
Category: Self-Help

Threads Magazine

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924052099102
Genre : Textile crafts
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Category: Textile crafts

Women Medievalists And The Academy

Author : Jane Chance
ISBN : 0299207501
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Pioneering. . . . An important and timely collection that profiles the lives and professional careers of women medievalists in the last centuries."--Maureen Mazzaoui, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Indiana

Author : Susan Elizabeth Ryan
ISBN : 0300079575
Genre : Art
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The author argues that Indiana's strident visual language emerges from his tendency to recast his life in story and verse, a fact that unlocks complex and secret tissues of figurative meaning within the deceptively simple canvases. By illuminating the enigmas in Indiana's word and image combinations, she helps to explain the longevity of LOVE and its influence on a later generation of artists."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Art

Fiber R Evolution

Author : John Porter Retzer
ISBN : UCSD:31822002577831
Genre : Art, American
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Category: Art, American

Craft Horizons

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ISBN : UOM:39015007246849
Genre : Decorative arts
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Category: Decorative arts

Directors Choice

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ISBN : UIUC:30112075015963
Genre : Art, American
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Artists include Antonio Frasconi, Gabor Peterdi, Dave Chapman and Robert Frank.
Category: Art, American