||Introduction -- The modern embroidery movement in context -- Marguerite Zorach: the roots of the modern embroidery movement -- Georgiana Brown Harbeson and her collaborators: establishing the modern embroidery movement -- Collaboration -- Visualizing Manhattan -- Nature as symbol -- Embroidered portraits -- Conclusion.
||In the early twentieth century, Marguerite Zorach and Georgiana Brown Harbeson were at the forefront of the modern embroidery movement in the United States. In the first scholarly examination of their work and influence, Cynthia Fowler explores the arguments presented by these pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art. Using key exhibitions and contemporary criticism, 'The Modern Embroidery Movement' focuses extensively on the individual work of Zorach and Brown Harbeson, casting a new light on their careers. Documenting a previously marginalised movement, Fowler brings together the history of craft, art and women's rights and firmly establishes embroidery as a significant aspect of modern art.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|