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An illuminating exploration into the engaging world of artist Ruth E. Funk's remarkable body of work, this beautifully compiled visual catalog is replete with brilliant imagery and layered with enlightening insights into her craft. This inspiring collection is complemented by the stunning photographic documentation of her work, showcasing Funk's unique design aesthetic as applied to wearable art, her passion for the medium, and her innate understanding of evolving fashion. Exemplifying the artist's versatile design techniques through her hand-sewn and embellished one-of-a-kind pieces--coupled with her vast knowledge of garment-making and fiber art jewelry--this delightful monograph is an authoritative historical documentation of a talented and beloved American artist's contribution to the fiber and style community worldwide and an essential textile art guide for the design and fashion enthusiast.
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Ruth E. Funk is an accomplished artist and crafter. She is the former director of education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. She lives in Melbourne, Florida. Jack Lenor Larsen is a world-renowned innovator in fabric design and technology. He lives in East Hampton, New York. Dominic Agostini is a freelance photographer who specializes in lifestyle and portrait photography. He lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.


"Visual inspiration for crafters." --"Library Journal" "Visual inspiration for crafters." "Library Journal"" "A 280-page, 400-color-image love poem to textile arts." --Spaces magazine "This coffee-table book is about far more than decoration. It is about that which inspires creativity and documents a person's time on this planet. It is about art." --Florida Today "Visual inspiration for crafters." --Library Journal

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