The Modernist Textile: Europe And America, 1890-1940
Publish Date: 2006-11-28
Author: Virginia Gardner Troy
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Decorative and applied arts played a major role in shaping the Modernist aesthetic. Western artists and collectors saw textiles, particularly the abstract and handcrafted textiles from non-Western societies, as attractive alternatives to the European academic art tradition. Virginia Gardner Troy examines the importance of textiles within the context of 20th-century art and design.