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The modern embroidery movement / Cynthia Fowler.

Author/creator Fowler, Cynthia (Cynthia A.) author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxviii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents 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.
Abstract 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN9781350033313 hardcover
ISBN1350033316 hardcover

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