Art Deco Textiles
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2011
  • Price: $29.95
  • Trim Size: 10 14 x 12 18
  • ISBN: 1-85177-391-6
  • EAN: 9781851773916
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: 117 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

The age of Art Deco is one of the most innovative and vibrant periods of textile design. Sophisticated and exotic prints dazzled the world, and ideas generated by avant-garde artists transformed fabrics and fashion. 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, flappers, the Ballets Russes, and so much more.

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 by designers such as Paul Poiret, Raoul Dufy, Robert Bofils, Ruth Reeves, and Marion Dorn.

About the author

Charlotte Samuels is a curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum.