Artists' Textiles 1940-1976

Geoff Rayner, Richard Chamberlain and Annamarie Stapleton

ISBN: 9781851496297
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
Territory: World
Size: 270 mm x 215 mm
Pages: 304
Illustrations: 200 colour, 20 b&w
Paperback with flaps
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  • 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.

Beautifully designed, Artists' Textiles 1940-1976 is a companion volume to Jacqueline Groag ISBN: 9781851495900, Shirley Craven and Hull Traders ISBN: 9781851496082, Pop! Design, Culture, Fashion 1955-1976 ISBN: 9781851496907 and Zandra Rhodes: Textile Revolution, Medals, Wiggles and Pop 1961-1971 ISBN: 9781851496488, all published, to great acclaim, by Antique Collectors' Club.

What the press have said about this book...

"This profusely illustrated book with well-informed essays gives a balanced overview of artists' involvement in the designing of textiles in France, Britian and the United States" The Literary Review

"Artists' Textiles: A Masterpiece in Every Home" - The Sunday Telegraph

"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" Midcentury Magazine

"You know Chagall’s canvases, but what of his cottons? “Artists’ Textiles” (Antique Collectors’ Club, $50) amasses works on fabric by 20th-century greats like Braque, Matisse, Calder and Warhol" The New York Times

"The interesting design of the publication has been given much thought and is testimony to the authors' backgrounds in exhibitions with a design focus. Fold-out pages, strong graphics and powerful photography dominate this publication and do justice to the subject in the process"  Text  (Journal of the Textile Society)

“As an art history book, this volume is an excellent resource for students of textile design, or for those simply interested in fashion and interior design history” - Decoded Arts

“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” Midcentury Magazine


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