From Tapestry to Fiber Art. The Lausanne Biennials 1962-1995
Fondation Toms Pauli Lausanne and Skira Editions Milan
Authors: Giselle Eberhard Cotton and Magali Junet, Fondation Toms Pauli, Lausanne
With contributions from Odile Contamin, Janis Jefferies, Keiko Kawashima, Marta Kowalewska, Jenelle Porter and Eric Rochat.
After the Second World War, tapestry art enjoyed a period of new vigour with workshops and
national manufactories across Europe taking part in the revival. When the City of Lausanne
launched its first Tapestry Biennial exhibition in 1962, it became an international showcase for contemporary textile art. By promoting exchange and inspirational encounters, the event emerged as a unique and privileged platform for the key trends in the medium that took wall tapestry toward textile sculpture and on to Fiber Art.
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