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Artists' Textiles 1940-1976



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.

Artists' Textiles 1940-1976 accompanied the Artist Textiles exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum 31st January - 17th May 2014.

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


Detailed Description

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...