Forties Fabrics

Forties Fabrics

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by Joy Shih
     
 

We often think of the 1940s as a decade filled with drab tones of grey and black reflecting a period of war and post-war rebuilding. To our surprise, fabrics of the decade jump off the pages of Forties Fabrics with vibrant colors in florals, stripes, checks and plaids. The early part of the decade saw a profusion of designs shown primarily in patriotic colors of red,…  See more details below

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We often think of the 1940s as a decade filled with drab tones of grey and black reflecting a period of war and post-war rebuilding. To our surprise, fabrics of the decade jump off the pages of Forties Fabrics with vibrant colors in florals, stripes, checks and plaids. The early part of the decade saw a profusion of designs shown primarily in patriotic colors of red, white, and blue, many of them in patterns of stars and stripes, navy and airplane themes. Trends in the later years reflect colors, bolder florals and geometric graphics that continued well into the 50s. This full-color book is a nostalgic look at hundreds of cotton fabric styles that will delight designers and 40s buffs alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764301988
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
A Schiffer Design Book Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Forties Fabrics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fun and informative text. Terrific choice of fabric to display and discuss. Photographs are of the best quality and the printing really shows them off. You need this book!