History of design in the textile industry since the 18th century
Edited by Aziza Gril-Mariotte
BINDING Paperback with flaps
DIMENSIONS 20 x 20 cm
The exhibition “Motifs d’artistes, une histoire du design dans l’industrie textile depuis le 18e siècle” traces the origins of the textile design profession and the role of artists in the creation of motifs. From the draughtsmen employed in silk and Indian manufactories to the emergence of textile designers, the exhibition questions the diversity of their status and the evolution of the recognition of their art. By adapting to the technical constraints specific to this field, these inventors of forms created true ornaments, reflections of their artistic universe and the consumer trends and practices of their time. Jean-Baptiste Huet, William Morris, Raoul Dufy and Sonia Delaunay left an indelible mark on the repertoire of the decorative arts.