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The Art of American Embroidery

The Art of American Embroidery



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Article code: 6286

The Art of American Embroidery


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The Art of American Embroidery
157 pages
color photos
Soft cover
29 x 23 cm
0,977 kg
English

This richly illustrated, eponymously titled catalogue accompaniment to the exhibition @ the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, emphasizes the art inherent in embroidery & contextualizes the examples within aesthetic movements. The objects & designs are myriad: "pictorial embroidery," wool & cotton sailor's pants embroidered with a running whorl stitch resembling tattoo art, winding vines of flowers in full-bloom rendered to near historical precision; samplers sewn by schoolgirls, table covers, fire screens, valances as domestic artifacts s resonate far beyond both home & homespun.