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Large octavo, softbound (slick, full-color illustrated wrappers), slick cardstock pages,  pp. Fine (As New). ÒThread of Life, as the title of the exhibition suggests, focuses on textiles as art. Textile art, prior to the 1960s, was barely thinkable as a concept in the United States. Art critics and historians categorized textiles as craft. In the 1960s the concept of textiles as art received impetus from a few artists and curators. During the past fifty years the boundaries have continued shifting and the catgeory acquaired ever more praciticng adherents, often women. In the 1970s, three feminist women whose work appears in Thread of Life, intensified and effected change in the art world attitude toward textiles. The work of Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, and Judy Chicago, as well as the textile work of many who followed, are noe unambiguously recognized as art...
Title: Thread of Life. Curated by Molly Barron, Linda Harkey, Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Teri R. Abstein. Essays by Linda Harkey, Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Teri R. Abstein.
Location Published: Museum of Fine Arts, February 10 - March 25, 2012.
Seller ID: 8669bd