Art Deco Textiles
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A glamorous addition to the V&A's series of books celebrating the museum's world-renowned collection of textiles, this rich treasury will inspire and delight.. Timed to coincide with a major international exhibition on Art Deco, this gorgeous book presents a pictorial record of the fabrics that clothed the smart women and furnished the stylish interiors of Europe and America during the era of jazz, the Ballets Russes, flappers, and so much more. Sophisticated and exotic prints dazzled the world and ideas generated by avant-garde artists began to transform fabrics and fashion. The age of Art Deco is one of the most innovative and vibrant periods of textile design. Tracing the evolution of Art Deco style, the bold, dramatic, brilliantly colored and patterned fabrics pictured here encompass luxury silks, woven and embroidered textiles, and man-made synthetics, and showcase the work of designers such as Paul Poiret, Raoul Dufy, Robert Bonfils, Ruth Reeves, and Marion Dorn
Gilligan said Not an inspiring collection; save your money.. I was disappointed in the book because the number of inspiring ideas was very few. I did not like the collection of examples put together by the author. While these may be actual photographs of genuine art deco fabrics, it is not a great collection nor an inspiring collection. Most (90%) are "duds" that will fail to inspire and are only useful as documentation of the period. Yes. These are examples. So what? Why bother to put together a book like this?
'My favourite interior book' Cath Kidson, Harpers and Queen'Good introduction to a lively period in interior design' Antiques Trade Gazette
. She has researched and lectured widely on 20th-century and contemporary textiles. Charlotte Samuels is a Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum