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The Descriptive Challenges of Fiber Art

 Author: Lois F. Lunin  Book Category: General fiber  Publisher: Herner Company  Published: 1990

Lois F. Lunin, Herner Company, 922 24th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, LIBRARY TRENDS, Vol. 38, No. 4, Spring 1990, pp. 697-716; 1990 The Board of Trustees, University of Illinois. ABSTRACT: A DEFINITION OF FIBER ART, its history, materials and techniques, vocabularies, and creators and users of those vocabularies offer background for understanding the problems in preparing surrogates of this relatively recent art form for text and image databases. A few image databases are described; record linkage, hypertext, and hypermedia are mentioned. The article explains that the challenges fiber art presents can be extended to the general problem of terminology and description for any visual object.