Madame Tricot: Delicatessen by Dominique Kaehler SchweizerMadame Tricot: Delicatessen by Dominique Kaehler Schweizer

Madame Tricot: Delicatessen

byDominique Kaehler Schweizer

Hardcover | October 6, 2017

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.A textile art book brimming with wit and humor.Many double-page photos illustrate the immense effort that is dedicated to each of Madame Tricot's installations.Second edition of the successful volume, now for the very first time in English With her unique artistic installations, Madame Tricot - real name Dominique Kaehler Schweizer - displaces the viewer into an illusory world of knitted delicacies. Her smokehouses, refrigerators, counters of sausage and cheese, and platters of vegetables and desserts are full of wit and irony. The knitted human heads and anthropomorphic specimens, on the other hand, confront the viewer with the breaking of taboos and surreal allusions. The installation-like staging represents a balancing act of fine art and virtuosic craftsmanship, and draws on the Eat Art movement of the 1960s. The work of the Swiss artist thus repeatedly awakens associations with the work of Daniel Spoerri, Dieter Roth and Fischli/Weiss.Text in English and German.
Madame Tricot grew up in Paris in a family of designers. Torn between art and science, she studied medicine and, at the École du Louvre, art history. For 40 years she has practiced psychiatry as Dominique Kaehler Schweizer MD in Wil (St. Gallen), Switzerland. She discovered and perfected knitting as an art form, to serve as a hobby alo...
Title:Madame Tricot: DelicatessenFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:112 pages, 9.81 × 6.85 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:9.81 × 6.85 × 0.57 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbHLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3897905132

ISBN - 13:9783897905139