Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955296369 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India

Text on Textile

Isabella Ducrot

Isabella Ducrot

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36 pages | 8 color plates | 5 9/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2008
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955296369 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India
Isabella Ducrot is a Roman textile artist and painter, who in this cahier presents reflections on the nature of textile and weaving which arise both from her major textile collection and from her close reading of mythology and art history. Her meditations are illustrated by her own art and are introduced by a specially-written poem by the celebrated Italian poet Patrizia Cavalli.
Contents
Preface
      Dan Gunn

Tessere è umano (To weave is human)
      Patrizia Cavalli
Text on Textile
    1. In the beginning
    2. What this legend intimates
    3. Homer informs us
    4. To restore her woven cloth
    5. Disentangling a piece of woven cloth
    6. The fame of Arachne
    7. Industrious women
    8. Plain-weave cloth is naked
    9. The Greek word mitos
    10. It has been suggested that felt
    11. If the colour of the warp
    12. While chequered garments are rare
    13. At the end of the eighteenth century
    14. A contemporary of Santa Margherita
    15. An opaque silk scarf

Artworks
Colophon
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