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Mrs. Fuwa: Artistic Handloom Weaver

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the narrative of Mrs. Fuwa Emiko. She works as a demonstration weaver in the Nishijin Weaving Center at the time of interview. She had apprenticed with Mrs. Shibagaki. Her ... More


Cottonopolis: cinematography, ethnography, historiography and texture

Cathy Greenhalgh

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Cathy Greenhalgh's film Cottonopolis makes use of observational film techniques in pursuing the textural materiality of cotton production across several continents. The film hints at patterns and ... More


Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Tai Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

The Bauhaus school in Germany has been understood through the writings of its founding director Walter Gropius and several artists who taught there: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and László ... More


Pictures Made of Wool: Weaving Labor in th e Workshop

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter one examines the workshop’s early years (1919-23), when its tapestries and carpets were understood as “pictures made of wool,” and weaving lacked a theoretical armature. Expressionist artists ... More


Toward a Modernist Theory of Weaving: The Use of Textiles in Architectural Space

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

The second chapter examines the initial theories of weaving, written by Anni Albers, Helene Schmidt-Nonné, and Gunta Stölzl between 1924 and 1926. As the school abandoned its experimental beginnings ... More


The Haptics of Optics: Weaving and Photography

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Design

Drawing on László Moholy-Nagy’s arguments regarding the “optical” nature of photography, weaving student Otti Berger developed a complimentary theory of tactility as it pertained to weaving and ... More


Weaving as Invention: Patenting Authorship

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Design

In 1932, Otti Berger began to seek intellectual property protection for her textile fabrication techniques. Identifying herself as a patent “author”—an “inventor” in a design world mostly marked by ... More


Conclusion On Weaving, on Writing

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Design

After Anni Albers immigrated to America with her husband, Josef, in 1933, her writing practice quickly expanded. Through texts published in magazines or catalogues and ultimately in two books—On ... More


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