List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft
1. Fiber Art and the Struggle for Legitimacy
The Category "Fiber Art"
Cultural Definitions of Textiles and Bauhaus Weavers
Fiber and Women's Work
Fiber Art, the Craft Revival of the 1960s and 1970s, and Popular Craft
The Critical Reception of Fiber Art in the 1960s and 1970s
Mildred Constantine and the Battle for Fiber Art
2. Postminimalism, Materiality, and Process Art
Felt in the Work of Robert Morris
The Critical Reception of the Felts
String, Rope, and Cord in the Work of Eva Hesse
The Reception of Hesse's Work in Fiber
Fiber, Tactility, and the Boundary Between Art and "Non-Art"
3. The Feminist Politicization of the Art/Craft Divide
The Promises and Problems of the Feminist Critique of the Hierarchy of Art and Craft
Faith Ringgold: "A painter who works in the quilt medium"
Miriam Schapiro: "The Quiet Revolution"