Artists' Textiles 1940-1976
Includes three beautiful gatefold spreads
"This stunning book offers a unique perspective on textile designs... a beautiful document of the partnership between artists and manufacturers. Those interested in textiles as well as students of design will find it refreshing and inspirational." Library Journal
"The book's strength lies in its beautiful, detailed images - mostly of prints, with the inclusion of a few wovens... This is an excellent resource for textiles, fashion, and interior design. Art history faculty interested in expanding their students' knowledge of 20th-century painters' and sculptors' accomplishments will find it useful as well." CHOICE November 2012
"Artists' Textiles captures that spirit of this extraordinary artistic odyssey into democratic design.." Embroidery, September/October 2012
"What makes this book so special is the extent and quality of the beautiful images within it... a must for anyone maintaining a well-stocked design library and would also make a worthwhile addition to any stylish coffee table." Midcentury Magazine
"These collaborations are surveyed in a new book, Artists Textiles 1940-1976, which reproduces more than 200 of the designs in bold, beautiful colour". Sunday Telegraph, Seven Magazine
"...a beautifully produced paperback book devoted to artist-designed mid twentieth-century textiles... highly recommended for comprehensive collections supporting textile, fashion, and interior design programs." ARLIS
The development of textiles as an art form between 1940 and 1976, 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, Warhol, Steinberg, to name a few...
Artists' Textiles 1940-1976 is an important and comprehensive survey of this art form in Britain and America. There are approximately 200 colour images, many of which have never been seen before, alongside specially commissioned photography. Major artists featured: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Saul Steinberg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Fernand Leger, Ben Nicholson, Andy Warhol.