Beautifully illustrated, Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art , is a stunning and comprehensive look at emerging artists from one of the most exciting mediums in the fine art world today. From the loom to the white cube, textiles have been making waves on the fine art scene in greater and greater measure over the last 50 years. Contemporary Textiles: The Fabric of Fine Art profiles some of the most daring and innovative examples of textiles in fine art. Drawing on the rich history of textiles as craft-art, this book charts the medium's evolution through to contemporary fine art practices, with essays by established critics and academics and profiles of over 60 groundbreaking textile artists.Featured artists include El Anatsui, Simone Pheulpin, Hiroyuki Shindo, Tilleke Schwarz, Deidre Nelson, Susie MacMurry, Matthew Harris, Gunta Stolzl, Chungie Lee, Laila Karttunen, Reiko Sudo, Maria Blaisse, Clarissa Hulse, Jann Howarth, Janis Jefferies and Janet Echelman. ContemporaryTextiles culminates in an inspiring survey of the most important work taking place in the field today. The artists profiles are highly illustrated with photographs and examples of work portrayed making this an invaluable book for anyone interested in contemporary fabrics, art and design.