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Product Details

  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470021900
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470021900
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,426,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Connie Rohman on March 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
I would highly recommend this catalog for anyone who is interested in yarn bombing. If you are a knitter wanting to yarn bomb, get this book for ideas and inspiration. If you are interested in the yarn bombing art movement, get this book to see how the Yarn Bombers Los Angeles group has been blurring the line between high art/ low art by curating a yarn bombing art exhibition. Simply put, get this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bella on March 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
Yarn Bombing 18th is not survey on yarn bombing but documentation of one event that took place on June 18th, 2011 at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA. Nevertheless, by featuring the work of over 60 artists from the USA, Canada, Spain/UK, Turkey and Australia, it serves as a remarkably comprehensive look at the yarn bombing phenomena.

The catalog includes essays that relate yarn bombing to the feminist art movement in terms of using non-traditional and unexpected materials, especially "feminine" techniques in non-domestic settings. Even though knitting and graffiti seem to belong in opposing spheres, both are creative expressions marginalized by "high" art. Furthermore, the essays present knit graffiti as self initiated public art. But the heart of the catalog is the artists' pages where each artist is given one full page with their bio, images of their work and quotes.

It noteworthy that Huffington Post ran article about Yarn Bombing 18th Street entitled Yarn Bombing Isn't Just About Knit and Run Anymore. These artists own up to their graffiti in a very conventionally "fine arts" manner, bios and all. The bios underline the variety of folk drawn to yarn bombing and how they each relate to it in their own very different way. The mix includes professional fiber artists with manifestos, hobbyists who heard about this cool way of displaying knit, dedicated craftivists, urban interventionists, conceptual artists who took on yarn bombing as a "project", interdisciplinary artists and so forth. There are men, women, even kids of all ages and backgrounds. It's amazing that they all got together in a singular event.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Zou on February 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a GREAT resource for anyone interested in the art of yarnbombing! For those who don't know, yarnbombing is a relatively new movement consistent of rogue knitters covering items in urban space (fire hydrants, benches, etc) with knitted fabric.

This catalog is one of the first catalogs to feature an show consisting of yarnbombing artists from around the globe. Each full-color page is devoted to a different artist and their work. I loved seeing all the different and innovative ways yarnbombing was approached by each individual artist. From knit candies to hubcaps to sweater-covered trees - this catalog has it all! A great addition to any art library and a coffee table book that will be loved by all and spark lively conversation.

The best part is that the magazine is self-published by Yarnbombing Los Angeles, so any proceeds from this book will go directly back into funding more street art.
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By Mary Mac on April 14, 2012
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I can hardly wait to yarn bomb the trees in my yard. I think it will make a statement in the neighborhood! Thanks.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocky on February 29, 2012
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This is the first catalog that had handmade arts. I found it to be well photographed and easy to read. The items were different. I would like to congratulate the person who made this happen.
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