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Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers

Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers

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About the Book
Edinburgh Weavers, in business from 1931 to 1963, was one of the most important textile companies of the 20th century. Alastair Morton, the visionary art director of the company, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists, including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, and Elisabeth Frink, as well as artist-designers, such as Marion Dorn, Ashley Havinden, and Lucienne Day. Morton was also a gifted artist, textile designer, and weaver in his own right. This major work traces his wide-ranging career and records the history of Edinburgh Weavers and the glorious textiles it produced. Drawing on the V&A's extensive archive, this impressive book features more than 500 images of artists' textiles, unparalleled in quality and scope.


About the Author: Lesley Jackson is a writer, curator, and design historian specializing in 20th-century design.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781851776603
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Publisher Imprint: Victoria & Albert Museum
Depth: 32
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 36 mm
Weight: 1932 gr
ISBN-10: 1851776605
Publisher Date: 01 Feb 2012
Binding: Hardback
Height: 277 mm
No of Pages: 351
Series Title: English
Sub Title: Visionary Textiles and Modern Art
Width: 221 mm
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