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Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists (edition 2008)

by Karen Searle

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Title:Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists
Authors:Karen Searle
Info:Voyageur Press (2008), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 160 pages
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Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists by Karen Searle

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it's hard to review an art book, what am i reviewing the book or the art. The book is excellent, pictures good , essays good to excellent, very focused on the individual artists rather than a survey of the field. But with the exception of Debbie New and Kathry Alexander ( both excellent knitters and artists) i found the works and the artists pretenious, ugly and ridiculous. ( )
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As some knitters craft mittens and sweaters, others find themselves taking flight into the realm of art.  Some become true fiber artists, creating exhibition-quality quilts and sweaters and shawls, yarn mobiles and sculptures and gigantic abstract installations.  An exploration of art knitting, this book profiles eighteen of the most prominent and intriguing practitioners of this craft-turned-art.  Karen Searle, herself a recognized fiber artist, examines the works and inspirations of each of these knit artists.  Numerous photographs illustrate each profile, documenting these artists’ work and at the same time offering inspiration to those who might transcend the purely practical aspect of knitting.  Among the artists encountered here are such nationally known knitters as movement founder Katharine Cobey, Carolyn Halliday, Debbie New, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Lindsay Obermayer, Kathryn Alexander, and others.

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Summary: "As some knitters craft mittens and sweaters, others find themselves taking flight into the realm of art. Some become true fiber artists, creating exhibition-quality quilts and sweaters and shawls, yarn mobiles and sculptures and gigantic abstract installations. An exploration of art knitting, this book profiles eighteen of the most prominent and intriguing practitioners of this craft-turned-art. Karen Searle, herself a recognized fiber artist, examines the works and inspirations of each of these knit artists. Numerous photographs illustrate each profile, documenting these artists' work and at the same time offering inspiration to those who might transcend the purely practical aspect of knitting."--Publisher description.… (more)

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