Alastair Morton & Edinburgh Weavers

ISBN: 9781851776603
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Lesley Jackson
Format: hardback
Edition: -
Year published: 2012
Publisher: V&A
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 352
Illustrations: Includes 400 colour and 50 b&w illustrations

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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.


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