Art Deco Textile Designs

Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764306501
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Art Deco Textile Designs. More than 300 historic fabric samples from the mid-1920s and 1930s provide a visual textbook of design ideas prevalent during the Art Deco era. These were the everyday fabrics used for housedresses and curtains, adorned with the era's predominate geometric creations and spiced with the exotic inspirations that spurred one of the most popular artistic movements of all times. This book is an invaluable reference guide for costume historians and a treasure trove of inspiration for designers.

Antique French Textiles For Designers

Author: June K. Laval
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764320392
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Antique French Textiles For Designers. In the past ten years, antique textiles, especially those from France, have become very popular for interior decoration. In her easy-to-read style, the author gives a basic history of French textiles from the Middle Ages to Art Déco. 416 beautiful color photographs demonstrate traditional and contemporary uses for tapestries, cottons, linens, laces, embroidery, needlepoint, and trims. Suggestions are given for their use in contemporary interior and home décor. Answers to frequently asked questions are very helpful to the novice and connoisseur alike. The clearly stated text explains how to recognize these fabrics in the marketplace and what to look for when purchasing them. A range of values for the examples shown reflects the current antiques market. This is a book for the general public as well as for designers. Readers will gain the confidence to add a creative touch or note of elegance to their decorations and designs with antique textiles.

Foulards

Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
ISBN:
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Foulards. More than 350 photographs of historic fabric swatches explore design variations in foulards, the small motifs printed on fabrics intended for mens ties and dressing gowns. Take an inspiring visual tour of designs, from traditional to pop art. An invaluable guide for the historian and student, a treasure of ideas and inspiration for designers.

Herman Miller Interior Views

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764305030
Size: 74.17 MB
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Herman Miller Interior Views. Herman Miller has led in the modernization of the American home and workplace since Gilbert Rohde revolutionized the company with his Art Deco furniture in the 1930s. Interior installations (from the early days through the famous mid-century designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames and the textile designs of Alexander Girard, and up to the later accomplishments of a new generation of designers) are shown in more than 200 color and black and white vintage photos entirely from the Herman Miller Archives. With an extensive timeline of events and furniture design introductions, this visual record captures a fascinating portion of the evolution of modern interior design. Appendices of complete product catalog reprints of the Herman Miller Collections of 1950 and 1952 plus a value guide make this volume a must for researchers, preservationists, designers, and collectors of modern interior furnishings.

Metallic Textile Designs

Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN:
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Metallic Textile Designs. They're hot, they're shiny, and they're oh-so-glamorous. The mettle of movie star wardrobes, the spark that lights brides' eyes, and the flash that marks music videos-metallic fabrics have defined glamour for half a century. This book revisits metallics past, with historic fabric swatches from Europe and Japan dating back to the 1950s, and takes us to today's top European couture houses in a visual exploration of metallics' allure. In all, 237 pictures will provide inspiration for designers and insight for fashion historians.

Twentieth Century Pattern Design

Author: Lesley Jackson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987125
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Twentieth Century Pattern Design. The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, Twentieth-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. With stunning color plates and lively text, Lesley Jackson takes readers on a tour of the development of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface pattern in the home, Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging, and graphics and explores the interrelationship between painting and pattern design. The result is a book that is as inspiring as it is informative.Twentieth-Century Pattern Design is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers.

Art Deco Textiles

Author: Alain-René Hardy
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ISBN: 9780500285992
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Art Deco Textiles. "A visually exciting look into the world of French Art Deco textile designs ..Highly recommended."Library Journal The 1920s and 1930s were a time of great social and cultural upheaval, as well as a period of immense creativity in all artistic fields. The decorative arts experienced a boom that was to shape the lifestyles of a generation, and French artists and designers found themselves at the center of these developments. Whether following the elitist decorative trends of Ruhlmann and Sue, or the more egalitarian, functionalist movement led by Le Corbusier, the worlds of interior decoration and fashion went through radical changes that were both influenced by and reflected in the textiles of the day. This is an invitation to discover the spectacular world of French Art Deco textiles. Hundreds of full-color photographs bring to life the age when craftsmanship and industry worked side by side: Lyons silk and the first artificial fibers, carved wooden printing blocks and huge multiple-cylinder rotary presses, indigo and madder and aniline and alizarin dyes, tradition and progress. By turns sumptuous or minimalist, featuring extravagant floral patterns or simple arrangements of shapes and colors, timelessly classic or celebrating the most recent triumphs of contemporary life, these fabrics will provide endless inspiration to designers and collectors. 316 color illustrations.

Flower Power

Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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Flower Power. Far-out fabric designs in full, cool colors, including all the orange, hot pink, and sky blue the era's most fertile imaginations could conjure. Striking swatches from top couture houses in Paris and Milan, bold flower prints on silk, cotton, acetates, and eye-popping polyesters.

Dwell

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Dwell. At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.