Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art by Helen BradfieldArt of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art by Helen Bradfield

Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art

byHelen Bradfield, Joan Pringle, Judy Ridout

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Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious works of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage.

Pieces are selected from communities across Canada: from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver; from the igloo-shaped cathedral in Iqaluit to a suburban church nestled beside a wildlife march in southwestern Ontario.

The three authors bring to this subject a variety of experience in fine art, in writing and editing, and in the organization of artistic projects in the community. Over the past twenty years they hav curated no less than twelve exhibitions of contemporary Canadian Liturgical art. A long association with Canadian fibre artists, whose wo...
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Title:Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 1 inPublisher:Dundurn

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ISBN - 10:1550021524

ISBN - 13:9781550021523

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Lose yourself in the rich colours and arresting designs of contemporary religious artwork. Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art is a celebration of artistic expression for places of worship. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, the pieces in Art of the Spirit are uniquely Canadian, from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver. Delight in this photographic record of art in fabric, lovingly compiled by artists across the country.

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Glowing, vibrant color is the strongest initial impression received from browsing through the collection. As soon as the reader recovers from the blast of color, the impact of outstanding skill and master-level craftsmanship makes itself felt.

- Janet Arnett, Canadian Book Review Annual