Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art is the latest in the series of noted Vitamin books, each of which focuses on different type of visual art and various media. Every volume includes short essays by critics, curators, and art historians, who focus on specific artists within a chosen area. Vitamin T takes an in-depth look at fiber work, textiles, and thread, created by over 100 artists from across the globe.
The book covers an extensive range of textile art forms, from tapestry to embroidery, stitching to knitting to textiles. The included artists were nominated by professionals from across the spectrum of the art world and incorporated cultures and perspectives from all over the globe. Each highlighted artist’s work is showcased in a two-to-four page spread and accompanied by a descriptive essay.
Too often, textiles and fiber art have been linked to craft, rather than given their due as a true form of art. Vitamin T is a deep yet beautiful dive into the past and present of textile work. The essays are short, enjoyable, and easy to digest; they provide context and perspective on each artist’s work. This book is the first of its kind and is essential reading for anyone interested in the journey that fiber art has taken from generation to generation.
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