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    DescriptionRozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements. "The Subversive Stitch" is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women.

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    The Subversive Stitch
    Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rozsika Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848852839
    ISBN 10: 1848852835

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BIC subject category V2: AFW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA044000
    DC22: 746.44082
    BISAC V2.8: CRA008000, CRA021000
    LC classification: NK9206 .P37 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AFW
    New edition
    Edition statement
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 April 2010
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    Author Information
    Rozsika Parker has published widely in Art History and Psychoanalysis. Her books include 'Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology' and 'Framing Feminism: Art and the Women's Movement 1970-1985' (both written with Griselda Pollock) and 'Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence'. Her latest book is 'The Anxious Gardener'. She now practices as a psychotherapist in London.
    Review quote
    'A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas.' - Guardian; 'A marvellously written and illustrated book.' - Times Educational Supplement; 'The sheer range and scope of the project proves both the great strength and fascination of the book.' - Design History Society