170 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 49 B/W Illus.
This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, John Corso Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book provocatively asserts that fiber art—long disparaged in the wake of the high–low dichotomy of late Modernism—is, in fact, well-positioned to lead art at the vanguard of affect theory and twenty-first-century feminist subjectivities.
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Stranger Twins; 2. On Craft and Repetition; 3. Down to the Wire; 4. Subjectivities Before Subjects; 5. Matrixial Shadows; Index
Routledge Research in Gender and Art is a new series in art history and visual studies, focusing on gender, sexuality, and feminism. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.