Rozsika Parker's now classic re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements.
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. Beautifully illustrated, 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.
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Rozsika Parker's books include Old Mistresses: Women, Art & Ideology and Framing Feminism (both written with Griselda Pollock) and Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence. Her latest book is The Anxious Gardener. She practices as a psychotherapist in London.Review:
""A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas."" -- Guardian
""A marvellously written and illustrated book.""-- Times Educational Supplement
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Book Description THE WOMEN'S PRESS, 1984. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: bon. R240122848: 247 pages - nombreuses illustrations noir et blanc hors texte - jaquette en bon état - OUVRAGE EN ANGLAIS In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne. Bookseller Inventory # R240122848
Book Description -The Women's Press -, 1984. First edition 1984. 247 pages. Illustrated. Cloth. Very good indeed in dustjacket. In this fascinating study, Rozsika Parker traces a hidden history--the shifting notions of femininity and female social roles--by unraveling the history of embroidery from medieval times until today. Bookseller Inventory # 27989