Isabella Ducrot – Book Launch – Stoffe

Isabella Ducrot
Zweigstelle Capitain III - Napoli
April 15, 2023 - 7.30 pm
Isabella Ducrot at Zweigstelle Capitain III - Napoli

at C.A.S.A
Palazzo Degas
Calata Trinità Maggiore, 53
80134 Napoli, Italia

Book Launch Stoffe

The two hundred and fifty-two textiles in this volume make up Isabella Ducrot’s extraordinary fabric collection. The collection touches four continents—from South America to China and Japan, via France, Tunisia, Morocco, India, Pakistan, and Tibet—over a time span from the 9th to the 20th centuries. The fabrics are illustrated through detailed photographic reproductions and information essential to their understanding (areas of origin, age, size, material, weaving).

These fabrics have been collected for years. Isabella Ducrot searched for them in markets, on trips, at antique shops, in department stores, on village stalls or by placing winning bids at auction, always moved by a fascination with a specialized craftsmanship whose result is not a work of art in the convention- al sense: «while an individual work of art demands inventive, creative inter- vention from an artist, these shawls are the end-result of a collective culture in which individuals efface themselves in the name of the group. Without this productive chorus and social weave, the product suffers».