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Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers: Visionary Textiles and Modern Art

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Edinburgh Weavers was one of the most important textile companies of the twentieth century. Alastair Morton, 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 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 long overdue study 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 over 300 images of artists' textiles unparalleled in quality and scope and is an invaluable resource.

Author/Artist/Designer

Lesley Jackson

Pages

352

Dimensions

22.54cm x 3.81cm x 27.94cm

ISBN

9781851776603

Product code

113221

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About the author

Lesley Jackson

Lesley Jackson is a writer, curator and design historian specializing in twentieth-century design. She has written widely on post-war design and has published several books on textiles, including Robin and Lucienne Day (2001), 20th-Century Pattern Design (2002), From Atoms to Patterns (2008), and Shirley Craven and Hull Traders (2009).