Art Deco and Modernist Carpets by Susan Day

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Art Deco and Modernist Carpets by Susan Day

folio. pp. 224. 250 illustrations, 149 in colour. biographies. glossary. bibliography. index. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). San Francisco: Chronicle Books, [2002].

ISBN 10: 0811836134 / ISBN 13: 9780811836135


The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Art Deco and Modernist Carpets, the first in-depth history, 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 full-color photographs, here are Art Deco and Modernist carpets at their most glorious.