An Industrious Art: Innovation in Pattern & Print at The Fabric Workshop


An Industrious Art documents the first fourteen years of The Fabric Workshop (1977-2001), from the narratives of the workshop’s founding and remarkable growth to commentary on its art-historical precedents and instructive descriptions of procedural techniques. Accompanied by over two hundred color and black-and-white illustrations, the book documents the results of an international group of painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, and ceramicists – each bending their familiar pursuits to boldly reshape and redefine the boundaries of art.

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Published by The Fabric Workshop, 1991.

Hardcover, 223 pages. 11.25 x 6.5 inches. ISBN: 978-0393030570.

Edited by Marion Boulton Stroud.