Bauhaus weaving theory : from feminine craft to mode of design (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Bauhaus weaving theory : from feminine craft to mode of design

Author: T'ai Lin Smith
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T'ai Lin Smith
ISBN: 9780816687237 0816687234 9780816687244 0816687242
OCLC Number: 903887469
Notes: Considers the role of the Bauhaus school's weaving workshop in debates about craft and medium T'ai Smith deftly reframes the Bauhaus weaving workshop as central to theoretical inquiry at the school, uncovering new significance in the work the weavers did as writers. Exploring questions of establishing value and legitimacy in the art world along with the limits of modernism, this book confronts the belief that the crafts are manual and technical but never intellectual arts.
Description: 229 s. : illustrations
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Textiles, Text, and a Medium-Specific Craft1. Pictures Made of Wool: Weaving Labor in the Workshop2. Toward a Modernist Theory of Weaving: The Use of Textiles in Architectural Space3. The Haptics of Optics: Weaving and Photography 4. Weaving as Invention: Patenting Theories of AuthorshipConclusion: On Weaving, On WritingNotesIndex

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