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Author Parker, Rozsika.

Title The subversive stitch : embroidery and the making of the feminine / Rozsika Parker.

Publication Info. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.4408 PAR 2010    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition New ed.
Description xxii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Previous edition: London: Women's Press, 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-239) and index.
Contents 1 The Creation of Femininity -- 2 Eternalising the Feminine -- 3 Fertility, Chastity and Power -- 4 The Domestication of Embroidery -- 5 The Inculcation of Femininity -- 6 From Milkmaids to Mothers -- 7 Femininity as Feeling -- 8 A Naturally Revolutionary Art?
Summary "The Subversive Stitch is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women."--Pub. desc.
Subject Embroidery -- History.
Women in art.
ISBN 9781848852839 (pbk.)
1848852835 (pbk.)

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