The beginnings of our trad/tech textile conjuncture

Japanese textile motif, animated print, Emma Neuberg, 2011.

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Japanese Floral Prints at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Decorative Paper With Design of Chrysanthemums, artist unknown, 19th century, Japan.  The great popularity of chrysanthemums in eighteenth century Japan led to the cultivation of many different varieties. As a Japanese floral print lover, we thought you’d be interested in  this wonderful exhibition taking place in Boston, USA, dedicated to the oeuvre: Flowers and Festivals…

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Summer Lovin’

Erte, Paris, c.1929. In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer.  He was 20. He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer.  Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid…

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