The Subversive Stitch – Rozsika Parker

22,95

The Subversive Stitch – Rozsika Parker

22,95

The Subversive Stitch – Rozsika Parker

Rozsika Parker’s 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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Parker was born in London and spent her early years in Oxford studying at the Wychwood School

Between the years 1966-1969 she studied for a degree in the history of European art at the Courtauld Institute in London. In 1972 she joined the feminist magazine Spare Rib . She and Griselda Pollock then went on to found a feminist group, The Feminist Art History Collective.

Parker died in 2010, aged 64, of cancer.

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English