Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s: And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s

Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s: And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s

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Now reissued with a striking new cover, Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s is the classic guide to the textiles of the exuberant post-war era, a time when bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations revitalized décor. Designs based on science and fantasy proliferated; no home was complete without boomerang-patterned drapes slung across the picture window or a cowboy-print couch in the living room. In this nostalgia-packed celebration of textile design, more than 170 full-color photographs accompany lively text and detailed captions highlighting the playful patterns of the 50s. Their genesis is revealed in equally fabulous fabrics from earlier eras, such as jaunty nautical designs from the 40s, over-blown florals of the 30s, and the deco-inspired prints of the 20s. A must-have resource book for collectors, designers, decorators, artists, style mavens, and pop-culture buffs, Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s is a chic and colorful tribute to a fascinating era in textile design.

Author Biography: Gideon Bosker is an award-winning author, photographer, travel writer, and pop culture connoisseur. He has collaborated on numerous books, including Highballs High Heels (0-8118-3017-9) and Beaches (0-8118-2650-3). Michele Mancini is a well-known designer and purveyor of vintage fabrics. She and her work have been featured in articles in Metropolitan Home, HG, Elle, and the New York Times. John Gramstad is a textile collector who lives in Portland, Oregon. He sells his fabrics all over the world. Bruce Beaton is a freelance photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877018117
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/28/1992
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 10.09(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Gideon Bosker is an award-winning author, photographer, travel writer, and pop culture connoisseur. He has collaborated on numerous books, including Highballs High Heels (0-8118-3017-9) and Beaches (0-8118-2650-3).

Michele Mancini is a well-known designer and purveyor of vintage fabrics. She and her work have been featured in articles in Metropolitan Home, HG, Elle, and the New York Times.

John Gramstad is a textile collector who lives in Portland, Oregon. He sells his fabrics all over the world.

Bruce Beaton is a freelance photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon.

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