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Gyöngy Laky

Gyöngy Laky

Screwing with Order

Edited by Tom Grotta
Edited by Rhonda Brown
Contributions by Mija Riedel
Contributions by David M. Roth
Foreword by Jim Melchert


  • The first comprehensive monograph on the work of this exceptional artist
  • An important document that explores the foundations of the Fiber Art movement in America
Full Description

Renowned American textile artist and sculptor Gyöngy Laky (b. 1944) was once described as a ‘wood whisperer’. Her highly individual, puzzle-like assemblages of timber and textiles helped to significantly propel the growth of the contemporary fiber-arts movement. Laky’s art traverses an extraordinary personal story: Born amid the bombings of World War II, she escaped from post-war, Soviet-dominated Hungary; was sponsored by a family in Ohio, went to grade school in Oklahoma, and went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley. She followed this by founding the Fiberworks Center for Textile Arts in the 1970s and fostering innovations as a professor at the University of California, Davis. This book provides insight into her studio practice, activism, and teaching philosophy, which champions sustainable art and design, original thinking, and the value of the unexpected.

About the Author

Tom Grotta is a co-founder and partner in browngrotta, an organization which has been supporting, displaying, and representing fiber and craft artists in the United States for the past 30 years.

8th Aug 2022
USA & Canada
9.84 in x 11.02 in
328 Pages
250 color
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