Artists' Textiles 1940-1976

Artists' Textiles 1940-1976

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The development of textiles as an art form between 1945 and 1970, and the extent of collaboration between artists and textile manufacturers at this time, is unrivalled in modern art history. Raoul Dufy was the first twentieth-century artist to become seriously and successfully involved in producing textile designs. His work influenced and encouraged many other artists and textile companies in Britain, on the Continent and in America. After the war this movement really flowered with the involvement of leading artists of the day: Picasso, Matisse, Moore, Nicholson, and Steinberg, to name a few...This book is an important and comprehensive survey of this art form in Britain and America. There are approximately 200 color images, many of which have never been seen before, alongside specially commissioned photography. Beautifully designed, Artists' Textiles: In America and Britain 1945-1976 is a companion volume to Jacqueline Groag ISBN 9781851495900 and Shirley Craven and Hull Traders ISBN 9781851496082, both recently published, to great acclaim, by Antique Collectors' Club, and to Zandra Rhodes: Textile Revolution, Medals, Wiggles and Pop 1961-1971 ISBN 9781851496488. Major artists featured: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Saul Steinberg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Fernand Leger, Ben more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 216 x 268 x 24mm | 1,401.59g
  • ACC Art Books
  • Woodbridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 col, 20 b&w
  • 1851496297
  • 9781851496297
  • 197,591

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Midcentury Magazine - Review and reader offer. "What makes this book so special is the extent and quality of the beautiful images within it; page after page of inspiring design with three gate-fold pull-out spreads. With informative and well-researched narration from Rayner, Chamberlain and Stapleton, this title is a must for anyone maintaining a well-stocked design library and would also make a worthwhile addition to any stylish coffee table". The Sunday Telegraph, Seven Magazine - Double page spread. "Picasso, Dali, Warhol. We know their paintings, but what about their fabrics? Lucy Davies introduces a new collection of artists' textiles - ." "This profusely illustrated book with well- informed essay gives a balanced view of artists' involvement in the designing of Textiles in France, Britain and the United States" The Literary Reviewshow more

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