Richard Tuttle I Don't Know . The Weave of Textile Language
Richard Tuttle
I Don't Know . The Weave of Textile Language
By Magnus af Petersens, Richard Tuttle, and Achim Borchardt-Hume
Photographer Nick Danziger
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Price: $45.00
  • Trim Size: 10 14 x 11
  • ISBN: 1-84976-319-4
  • EAN: 9781849763196
  • Page Count: 204
  • Illustrations: 250 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language is a unique project by the renowned American artist Richard Tuttle (b. 1941). Tuttle, who came to prominence in the 1960s, is revered for his delicate and playful approach, often using such humble, everyday materials as cloth, paper, rope, and plywood. Drawing on Tuttle’s knowledge as a longstanding collector of textiles from around the world, the book investigates the importance of the material throughout history, across Tuttle’s remarkable body of work, and into the latest developments in his practice. Included are photographs of Tuttle’s collection; essays about the historical, aesthetic, social, and material value of textiles; images of works from a recent Whitechapel Gallery exhibition; and documentation of his newly commissioned sculpture in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

About the authors

Richard Tuttle is a vital force in the development of conceptualism and postminimalism. He lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico, and New York City. Achim Borchardt-Hume is head of exhibitions at Tate Modern, London. Magnus af Petersens is chief curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London.