The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Art Deco and Modernist Carpets, the first in-depth history, charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularised by the machine age.
Such artists and designers as Picasso, Poiret, Gray, Delaunay, Matisse, Klee and many more advanced the designs going on underfoot, making these rugs extremely collectible artworks in their own right. Generously sized and beautifully illustrated with over 250 full-colour photographs, here are Art Deco and Modernist carpets at their most glorious.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2003