APPROACHING DESIGN THROUGH NATURE: The Quiet Joy by Grace O. Martin

APPROACHING DESIGN THROUGH NATURE: The Quiet Joy

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A teacher of weaving, crafts, and textile design, Grace Martin is a persuasive advocate of Approaching Design Through Nature. Quoting liberally from a variety of sources--Thoreau, William Morris, Theodore Roethke-she introduces her aesthetic ideas and presents numerous works (by herself and others) as examples. The pieces may include exotic materials--bone marrow, collie hair--or make use of household items (laundry bleach) and found objects. The range of craft techniques is appreciable--appliquÉ, weaving, collage--and the ongoing discussion is discriminating and instructive.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1977
Publisher: Viking