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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.05.2011

Gift Pairings Continued

[Circa 1920 printed linen shown top right: Fruits of Africa designed by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953) and manufactured by Bianchini-Férier (French). Below, detail view of La Jungle, silk-wool, 1922, also designed by Dufy and manufactured by Bianchini-Férier. Both from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]


During the time that's lapsed since my first Dufy textile post, some great related books have come on the scene. Looking for a gift under $40? Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty, published by the Mississippi Museum of Art in 2009 to accompany an exhibition of the artist's revolutionary early-20th-century fabric designs, is still available through the Museum's gift shop.

For the serious textile enthusiast, Twentieth Century Textiles, by Francesca Galloway and Sue Kerry, paired with the MMoA's volume would be a terrific present. Pricier but cloth-bound with a detail of Dufy's 1920s cotton-linen blockprinted Neptune, this exhibition book may be ordered in the US from various online sellers, or in the UK through the Royal School of Needlework, or directly from Galloway.

2 comments:

Janet said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! Also, that Greek wine cooler is amazing.

Style Court said...

Janet -- I'll try not to go overboard with the IG sneak peeks :) You're kind to be enthusiastic -- thanks.