Disentangling textiles: techniques for the study of designed objects (with authored chapter Textiles in the modern home pp 81-94)
This volume is a unique collection of essays by experts from museums and universities which for the first time deals with a variety of new theoretical approaches to the study of textiles. It brings together newly published archival and theoretical research from authors from the UK and the US and opens up textiles to the scrutiny of a number of disciplines, (e.g. economic and social history, oral history, psychoanalysis, architecture, womens’ studies, museology) in an international context. Described by Turney in 'Textile History' (36 May 2005) as "an extremely innovative and inclusive text" Reviewed by Clare Taylor in 'Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture' (vol 3 Issue 2 summer 2005) and described as a "stimulating volume… (that) should encourage a more reflexive viewpoint". Reviewed by Philip Sykas in 'Text' vol33 2005-6 "all the essays stimulate the reader to examine his/her own assumptions about textile history, and encourage the validation of a wider range of approaches". This self-authored chapter argues for the significance of textiles within modernism, a subject largely ignored by academics. Based on original research which informed the author’s exhibition ‘Architect of Floors’, devoted to the work of Marion Dorn, the essay argues for the importance of textiles in the Modernist interior. The original research was carried out using various company archives, including the Heals Archive at the National Archive of Art & Design, Warner & Sons company archive; Sandersons company archive, and the Donald Brothers archive at the Scottish College of Textiles.
ISBN : 1-898253-40-4
Research Group : Design and New Product Development
- School of Arts