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At Home and in the World [Hardcover]

By Lynne Cooke (Author), Elaine Reichek (Author), Craig Krull (Author), James Fee (Author), Sal Scalora (Author) & Gunther Schwarberg (Author)
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For "At Home and in the World", her exhibition at the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Elaine Reichek explores and innovates on the tradition of the sampler--a didactic tool used in learning embroidery that can often be a work of art in itself--by recasting works of visual art--including pieces by Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Jenny Holzer, and Barbara Krueger--as well as literary quotations--from "Moby Dick", Ovid, Tennyson, Kierkegaard, Woolf and A.S. Byatt, among others--into the form of samplers. Working in a subversive postmodern tradition that includes both the artwork of Raymond Pettibon and the literary essays of Susan Howe, Reichek rereads high art through the prism of domestic craft, challenging the patriarchal and modernist assumptions that still permeate our culture. Uniquely and cleverly designed, this volume documents Reichek's work in full color.

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Studio: Societe des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles
Pages   88
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.72" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   1.14 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Societe des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles
ISBN  9074816215  
ISBN13  9789074816212  

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More About Lynne Cooke, Elaine Reichek, Craig Krull, James Fee, Sal Scalora & Gunther Schwarberg

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lynne Cooke has been Curator at Dia Art Foundation since 1991. An art historian and critic, she has published extensively on contemporary art and taught in various institutions. Karen Kelly is Director of Publications at Dia Art Foundation, where she has edited numerous books on contemporary art.

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Extraordinary!  Sep 9, 2001
Intriguing meditations on art, literature, and feminism, rendered in the most extraordinary needlework I've ever seen.

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