The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
An analysis of embroidery work and its complex relationship with the 'feminine' and ideas of domesticity. Parker examines the ways in which over time the needlework craft was able to develop into a separate and distinct fine art form through the works of insurgent artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Jessie Newbery who shattered conceptions of what the medium could represent and elevated embroidery to a status beyond its historical position of mere practical ornamentation
Soft cover with black and white photographs throughout.
Edition: 2020 reprint of 1996 edition.
Measures ~6"x9". 247 pages.