Monday, February 16, 2009
Needle Culture: Contemporary Mixed Media Textiles
Needle Culture: Contemporary Mixed Media Textiles is a terrific exhibition catalog. The original show was on display from May 20 - June 24, 2006 at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. Needle Culture is by Darcy Falk and Juliarose Loffredo. This soft cover, print-on-demand book is printed by Lulu.com is 8.5" x 11" and is 50 pages long. The catalog retails for $23.46. The print quality is excellent.
The layout of the book is quite simple: one page has image of the art, the facing page has the text about the piece. There is an introductory essay. I wish the authors had thought to allow Lulu.com visitors to "Preview" the book to encourage browsing and sales. Needle Culture seems to be available online only at Lulu.com. There is no ISBN number associated with the book, which limits it's distribution beyond this one website.
This is a lovely, affordable book. The layout and price point are very approachable. More galleries should consider publishing catalogs is such a manner! Enjoy!