Written by one of the twentieth century´s leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of On Weaving updates the book´s original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T´ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.
Report to the Worshipful Clothworkers´ Company of London on the Weaving and Other Technical Schools of the Continent:With General Observations and Suggestions as to the Best Mode of Extending and Improving the Textile Industries Department of the Yorkshi Walter S. B. McLaren
Weaving Metaphors, Weaving Cosmos:Reflections of a Shamanic Worldview in Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru, 300 BCE-1540 CE Jane Rehl
Celebrates the revival of weaving with works by influential and contemporary weavers from around the world - An inspiring book for lovers of textiles, interiors and design. Weaving is a centuries-old craft with a fascinating history, and one that continues to evolve. It is being revitalized today by designers, artists and modern craftspeople all over the world: from wall-hangings and carpets to art installations and technological tours-de-force. Weaving - Contemporary Makers on the Loom presents a survey of this vibrant revival, with profiles of over twenty contemporary weavers: Alexandra Kehayoglou, for example, designs breath-taking natural landscapes (for the likes of Dries van Noten), while Daniel Harris makes textiles for famous clothing brands using nineteenth century looms. Brent Wadden weaves beautiful, museum-standard fabrics. The book includes beautiful images of their studios, work and inspiration. Author Katie Treggiden´s essays explore the craft´s relationship with themes such as emancipation, migration and new technologies. The Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers is also discussed at length and this is a reference for everyone involved in textiles today. Weavers * Alexandra Kehayoglou * Allyson Rousseau * Brent Wadden * Christy Matson * Daniel Harris * Dee Clements * Dienke Dekker * Eleanor Pritchard * Erin M. Riley * Genevieve Griffiths * Hermine Van Dijck * Hiroko Takeda * Ilse Acke * Jen Keane * Judit Just * Karin Carlander * Kayla Mattes * Lauren Chang * Rachel Scott * Rachel Snack * Swati Maskeri * Tanya Aguiniga
Handbook of Technical Textiles:
Handbook of Technical Textiles:Technical Textile Applications