Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.2 x 13.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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I am biased, Moholy Nagy, Joseph Albers and Johannes Itten and their cohorts at the Bauhaus left an indelible mark on my artist's soul. When I saw this book I actually two-steppped a little jig for joy. The application of modernist patterns to this fiberous, color-satuating medium is in many ways a perfect example of the Weimar/Dessau ethos: " form will always follow function", is still a very pertinant, clear, and vibrant idelogy. The beautifully printed photos of the carpets are worth the price of the book, as they serve as excellent sources of inspiration and study. The book's design is well-thought out and allows the fabrics and weavings to come alive on the pages. It is a fortunate thing that younger talented, art historians like Ms. Day are allowing themselves and their readers the pleasure of rediscovering the wealth and elegance of Modernist ideas as a healing antiodote to our current age of mass art confusion.
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