The age of Art Deco is one of the most innovative and vibrant periods of textile design when sophisticated and exotic prints dazzled the world and ideas generated by avant-garde artists began to appear in fabrics and fashion.
'Art deco Textiles' provides a stunning visual record of the fabric which clothed the smart women and furnished the interiors of Europe and America during the age of the Ballets Russes and jazz.
The Paris 1925 Exhibition brought the richly exotic designs of Paul Poiret and Raoul Dufy to worldwide attention and the fabrics trace the Art Deco style as it evolves from its initial vibrant blossoming to a starker, more geometric look. This was a time when abstract decoration came into its own by focusing attention on patterns and ornament, as artist and designers looked afresh at the conventions of pictorial representation, and felt free to innovate with dazzling results.
More than 100 colour photographs provide a rich survey of the work of designers such as Robert Bonfils, Ruth Reeves and Marion Dorn. The book provides and essential resource and introduction to a very lively and popular period of textile design.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2003
- 247 x 300mm