Transforming Useful Histories

McIntyre, Phyllis Fredendall
April 2000
Surface Design Journal;Spring2000, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p19
Trade Publication
The article offers information on fabric designer Linda Lewis and her works of laminated fabrics. It states that Lewis earned Master of Arts in Sociology from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, and while learning surface techniques of lamination, she created a diaphanous, translucent cloth veiled by lacy paper. It states that Lewis works with pages of dictionaries, history books, personal papers and treatises, and laminates them onto fabrics. It mentions that born out of her studies in sociology and philosophy as well as an interest in social issues, her work reflects the power of government and religion to control the masses. Her works include Manifesto, made of texts from the book "Communist Manifesto," and Sublimation, made of pages from a Spanish-English dictionary.


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