Structure and Surface
Contemporary Japanese TextilesBook - 1998
This elegant volume, its binding covered with a contemporary textile, illustrates more than 60 exotic and beautiful creations in full color. Texts describe materials used -- banana fiber, newspaper, copper, stainless steel, and feathers, combined with silk, cotton, wool, linen, and polyester -- and an array of ingenious techniques -- pounding, scrubbing, scraping, and treatment with chemicals and acids to create radically new textures and finishes. Both handcrafted and mass-produced designs are featured. Biographies of the 30 artists and manufacturers represented and a useful glossary are included.