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Archie Brennan: Tapestry as Modern Art

Italiano (Italian)

by Archie Brennan (Author), Brenda Osborn (Author)

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Schiffer Craft (February 22, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 296 pages

“I have been weaving tapestries for more than half a century. It is as much a part of my everyday as eating, sleeping—or dreaming. It is an utterly ordinary activity for me.” One of the world’s most influential tapestry weavers, renowned for bringing “pop” into the ancient art of tapestry, Archie Brennan (1931–2019) had an exceptionally long career. Beginning in the mid-1940s and continuing into the first two decades of the 21st century, he pushed the boundaries of the medium, he developed a unique approach to weaving and tapestry design, and he influenced many people with his teaching style and outsized personality. This memoir, compiled with the assistance of weaver and former Wednesday Group member Brenda Osborn, provides the opportunity to pass his insights and his creative voice to a new generation of weavers. Let his incomparable voice explain why a dedication to weaving is worthwhile.

About the Author

One of the world’s most influential weavers, Archie Brennan (1931–2019) is renowned for bringing the “pop” genre into the art of tapestry. He developed and directed the tapestry department at Edinburgh College of Art and directed the Dovecot Tapestry Studio.

Brenda Osborn began weaving four and a half decades ago. She has studied with Soyoo Park and was in the Wednesday Group of tapestry weavers, who met regularly at the studio of Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei. It was during her tenure in the Wednesday Group that a few members suggested that Archie write a memoir. Brenda offered to help, and now you hold that book in your hands.