Fiber Education: The State of the Art

Isaacs, J. Susan
January 2000
Surface Design Journal;Winter2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p14
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the significance of fiber education to the study of art in the 21st century. Students who are studying in the universities and art schools are in the middle of new transition in art as the new artists use to teach and produce art in a new interdisciplinary directions. According to Gerhardt Knodel, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the materiality of visual arts is a fundamental counterpart to philosophy and emphasizes that physicality is the essence of textiles. He adds that students in schools are oriented toward an industry that adopt a course resembling with a foundation program in studio art.


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