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10.13.2009

Seema's Books

[Image above via National Book Auctions]

As promised, here are some of the books in designer Seema Krish's collection. She values all of her books of course but these are titles she reaches for most often and recommends to students or to anyone interested in building a textile design library.

Editions rich with print, pattern and all around visual interest:

Sonia Delaunay: Atelier Simultane 1923-1934

Ipek: The Crescent and the Rose

Tricia Guild Pattern

The Cut-Outs of Henri Matisse

David Hicks Designer

Books to inspire weavers:

Agnes Martin

A Handbook of Weaves

Ideas in Weaving

Anni Albers

Details to savor:

Historical Fashion in Detail

Modern Fashion in Detail

Indian Costumes

Related to her heritage:

Any Calico Museum publication

Handmade in India

India: Decoration, Interiors, Design

9 comments:

Amber said...

Am pea-green with envy! I am a Sonia Delaunay fan, so you can imagine my surprise and wonder when I opened today's blog posting. Gorgeous! Oh, but they are so difficult to get hold of...Any chance you could list the titles so I might try the impossible quest of tracking some of them down?

Style Court said...

Hi Amber, how can I help? Should I try to identify the other Delaunay titles in that picture? I think they are all listed via the Auction link, but I'll double check. All of Seema's specific mentions should link to a book seller.

Thanks for letting me know you are a fan of the artist!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

These all look so interesting and with such beautiful images. What a fabulous collection!

seema said...

Amber- I have 2 books at my studio. Will be happy to check the names and publisher info and share with you tomorrow. I'm a big fan too!

Style Court said...

And also just in case this helps, all books in the first image:

- Sonia Delaunay: Atelier Simultane by Annette Malochet & Matteo Bianchi - Dated 2006 by Skira editore (Milan)- Solidly bound in wrappers.

- Robert y Sonia Delaunay by Juan Manuel Bonet et al. - Dated 1982 by Fundation Juan March (Barcelona) - Exhibition catalogue in wrappers.

- Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay - Dated 1999 by Hamburger Kunsthalle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne (Paris), & DuMont Buchverlag (Cologne) - Exhibition catalogue in dustjacket.

- Robert y Sonia Delaunay, 1905-1941 by Tomas Llorens et al. - Dated 2002 by Museo Thyssen-Bornezisza - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover.

- Robert y Sonia Delaunay - Dated 2000 by Carroggio (Barcelona) - Exhibition catalogue solidly bound in wrappers with folding flap on front and rear cover.

The Peak of Chic said...

C- A truly wonderful list! I see quite a few titles that are right up your alley!

Amber from Brisbane, Australia said...

Oh, the blogophere is a wonderful place! Thanks to all who posted book titles on Sonia Delaunay. My christmas list will be filled with the hope these tomes will find their way to my home! Cheers everyone.

seema said...

Here are the details of the 2 SD books I own-
Sonia Delaunay: Fashion and Fabrics by Jacques Damase- published in 1991 by Abrams
Atelier Simultane di Sonia Delaunay 1923-1934
in Italian published 1984 Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri

Hope it's helpful!

Janet said...

What a great library!