Candace Wheeler: The Art and Enterprise of American Design, 1875-1900by Amelia Peck, Carol Irish
Candace Wheeler emerged as the leading American textile designer of the late nineteenth century by educating herself to match and then surpass the accomplishments of advanced European designers. Moving from embroidery to the design of fabrics and interiors, she wrote influential books on decorating and was a driving force behind the professionalization of women in the design field. This book contains a biographical essay and a catalogue of over 100 designs for textiles, wallpaper, and other interior furnishings by Wheeler and her associates.
Author Biography: Amelia Peck is Associate Curator in the Department of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carol Irish is Research Assistant in the Department of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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