Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor

Book #22

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edited by Nina Stritzler-Levine; 
with Arthur C. Danto and Joan Simon
published in association with the Bard Graduate Center 
for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture
Yale University Press
8.75" x 6.25" x 2.25", 416 pages
25 b&w and 100 color illustrations, 2006

Focusing on some one hundred miniatures from public and private collections, the book demonstrates the breadth of Hicks's concerns: her persistent inquiry into the mysteries of color, her playful yet reverential subversions of weaving traditions, her surprising range of materials, and her exploration of new technology. From initial experiments based on pre-Columbian weaving structures to a 2005 sculptural project using ninety colors of synthetic filaments, these small works offer a unique opportunity to access and examine the artist's conceptual and technical forays. The volume includes informative essays by Arthur C. Danto, Joan Simon, and Nina Stritzler-Levine as well as illustrations of the artist’s working tools, related drawings, photographs, and chronology.

Winner of the prestigious Gold Medal at the international contest: Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Leipzig 2007. The book will be displayed at the Stedelijk Museum, Museum Meermanno and University Library Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the Deutsche Bibliothek and the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.

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