A philosophy of textile: between practice and theory

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Dormor, C. 2020. A philosophy of textile: between practice and theory. London, UK Bloomsbury.
TypeAuthored Book
TitleA philosophy of textile: between practice and theory
AuthorsDormor, C.

Textile is at once a language, a concept and a material thing. Philosophers such as Plato, Deleuze and Derrida have notably drawn on weaving processes to illustrate their ideas, and artists such as Ann Hamilton, Louise Bourgeois and Chiharu Shiota explore matters such as the seam, the needle and thread, and the flow of viscous materials in their work. Yet thinking about textile and making textile are often treated as separate and distinct practices, rather than parallel modes. This beautifully illustrated book brings together for the first time the language and materiality of textile to develop new models of thinking, writing and making. Through the work of thinkers such as Roland Barthes, Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray, and international artists like Eva Hesse and Helen Chadwick, textile practitioner, theorist and writer Catherine Dormor puts forward a new philosophy of textile. Exploring the material behaviours and philosophical language of folding, shimmering, seaming, viscosity, fraying and caressing, Dormor demonstrates how textile practice and theory are intricately woven together."

Research GroupCREATE/Feminisms cluster
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Publication dates
Online22 Nov 2020
Print10 Dec 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Jun 2015
SubmittedMay 2016
Output statusPublished
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Web address (URL)https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/philosophy-of-textile-9781472525659/
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474263238
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