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Contemporary International Tapestry
Carol K. Russell
• Features the artwork of 40 top artists from 12 countries spanning three generations
• Full-view color images of contemporary tapestries chosen for a curated exhibition
• Appendix includes a glossary, artist and gallery contact information, bibliography and more
Tapestries from 40 top international artists representing three generations show the best examples of
contemporary approaches to the handwoven art. Featured are more than 50 examples, including full views
of each artwork, as well as details. Tapestries are accompanied by biographical information on each artist,
hand-picked for this collection because they are at the forefront of their field. The book also includes
insightful essays, statements, and information about the field of tapestry, including artist and gallery contact
information.This one-of-a-kind collection of works was curated by the author, Carol Russell, for an exhibition
at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, in 2015. Included are essays by the curator, as well as by
Archie Brennan, Christine Laffer, and Dr. Lycia Trouton.
Carol K. Russell
is a curator, tapestry artist, and teacher of tapestry weavings and design. Most
recently, she was honored to be selected as Juror for the 14th International Triennale of Tapestry at the
Central Museum of Texiles in Łódź, Poland.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"• 153 color images • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4869-3 • hard cover • $29.99
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Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters:
The Story of an American Import
Teresa Duryea Wong
• 200+ photos of Japan’s contemporary quilts and American quilts that were an early influence in Japan
• Includes over a dozen Japanese artists who have developed impeccable technical standards
• Interviews with quilting artists and teachers, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, and Noriko Endo
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3million quilters in Japan today, as well
as a multimillion dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and
inspiration. Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own style, seek inspiration, museumshows, and
audiences in the West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese
counterparts. Meet more than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko
Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical
standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside story of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers,
graphic designers, andmanga artists, who have all made a career in quilting. Over 200 photographs show the
Japanese artists’ quilts and studios, and the antique American quilts that once inspired them.
TeresaDuryeaWong
made her first quilt in 1996 and has been quilting ever since. She holds aMaster
of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University and was honored by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas
Quilt Museum for her research on Japanese quilts.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 216 color images • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4874-7 • hard cover • $34.99
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