Winner, Best Designed Book of the Year, APA Book Design Awards 2012
Winner, Best Designed Specialist Illustrated Book, APA Book Design Awards 2012
Published in association with the exhibition of the same name, Love Lace presents a multidisciplinary collection of work by 134 finalists in the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award. Playful and inventive, these works represent a provocative challenge to traditional concepts of lace.
Artists from 20 different countries push lace techniques in surprising new directions – knitting human hair into sculptures of human organs, crocheting steel wire into a ghostly motor engine, carving lace patterns from the body of a rusty old truck. The book includes an essay by Powerhouse Museum curator Lindie Ward and an in-depth look at the creative process of 10 artists. It features a wraparound cover which folds out to a poster showcasing all the works and highlighting the winning entries.