Art & Textiles: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art Klimt to the Pres.

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Brüderlin, Markus (Ed.). Ostfildern. Hatje Cantz. 2013.
English, First Edition, Near Fine, HC, Folio, 9 ¾” x 12 ½,” 392 pp.
ISBN: 9783775736275

Black woven cloth over boards, full-color images printed to front and back, artwork by Klimt pasted to front, gilt stamped text to front and spine, white text to back, full-color collage of images to front endpapers and pastedown, full-color photograph of museum to back endpaper and pastedown. Mild edgewear, minor wear to top of Klimt artwork at front cover, minor pressure indentations to bottom and top edges of pages, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. 392 pp. Replete with 400 illustrations in full-color and black-and-white. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg from October 12, 2013 - March 2, 2014. Text contributions by Markus Brüderlin, Hartmut Böhme, Bazon Brock, et al. An exhaustive study of textiles throughout art history, both physical and representational. From ancient tapestries, to Impressionist paintings of fabric, to contemporary photographed textiles, this exhibit spans thousands of years of textile history, highlighting various styles and celebrating an assortment of cultures. “The whole history of our culture and art is informed by textile materials, techniques and metaphors. This profusely illustrated, interdisciplinary, and epoch-spanning catalogue sheds light on textiles as a material and as a concept” (from the back cover).

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