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Carpets of the Art Deco Era

Author/EditorDay, Susan (Author)
Mikaeloff, Yves (Author)
ISBN: 9780500517956
Pub Date30/03/2015
BindingHardback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)286(h) * 215(w)
The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. This book charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age.
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The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Carpets of the Art Deco Era, previously published as Art Deco and Modernist Carpets and now reissued in PLC, is the first in-depth history on the subject. It charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age. Such artists and designers as Picasso, Poiret, Gray, Delaunay, Matisse, Klee, and many more advanced the designs going on underfoot, making these rugs extremely collectible artworks in their own right. Generously sized and beautifully illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, here are Art Deco carpets at their most glorious.

The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Carpets of the Art Deco Era, previously published as Art Deco and Modernist Carpets and now reissued in PLC, is the first in-depth history on the subject. It charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age. Such artists and designers as Picasso, Poiret, Gray, Delaunay, Matisse, Klee, and many more advanced the designs going on underfoot, making these rugs extremely collectible artworks in their own right. Generously sized and beautifully illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, here are Art Deco carpets at their most glorious.

Susan Day is a member of the academic committee of the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) and the Centre International d'Etudes de Textiles Anciens (CIETA). She is a Contributing Editor of the magazine Hali, and works as a Consultant for the Musee des Tissus, Lyon, and Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris.

Introduction: From Art Nouveau to Art Deco * Art Deco: A Riot of Flowers & Colour: Carpets of the Coloristes (France); Towards an Industrial Aesthetic (Germany & Austria); A Boom in Carpet Weaving (Belgium and Holland); The Omega Workshops (Britain); A Diversity of Design Traditions (Scandinavia, Italy, Eastern Europe, Spain) * The Modernist Carpet: Art Meets Industry: L'Art Utile versus L'Art Decoratif (France); Crucible of Modernism (Germany, Austria, Switzerland); Abstract Interiors (Belgium & Holland); An Avant-Garde Revival (Britain); Swedish Modern (Scandinavia); A Style of Their Own (USA)

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