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Author Mergentime, Marguerita, 1894-1941, artist.

Title Marguerita Mergentime : American textiles, modern ideas / Donna Ghelerter, editor ; with Virginia Bayer and Linda Florio.

Publication Info. New York, NY : West Madison Press, [2017]
New York, NY : Distributed worldwide by ARTBOOK / D.A.P.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746 Mergentime,M MER    Available
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Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / Madelyn Shaw -- Marguerita Mergentime: inventing tablecloths / Virginia Bayer -- Radio City Lilies: 1932 -- Garden flowers: 1935-1940 -- Shapes and colors: 1934, 1935 -- Folded -- Code signals: 1936 -- Tablecloths lie on a table / Donna Ghelerter -- Modern history: 1936 -- Folk flourishes: 1937, 1939 -- The typographic cloth / Linda Florio -- Table talk: 1936,1939, 1940-- Americana: 1939 -- Exhibitions.
Summary This book serves as a definitive source on this lauded American designer. Working in the heady milieu of 1930s New York, Mergentime (1894-1941) became best known for strikingly new printed fabrics, making her mark with tablecloths created to enliven American households with color, humor and entertainment. A member of the influential American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC), Mergentime was a woman whose career placed her alongside Donald Deskey and Russel Wright, as well as visionary architect Frederick Kiesler, who designed the furnishings in her New York apartment. Mergentime reshaped the sensibility of the 20th-century home at a time when modernism was being defined, contributing original textiles to Radio City Music Hall, Wright's American Way and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Articles and advertisements promoted her career across the United States.
Subject Mergentime, Marguerita, 1894-1941.
Textile design -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Tablecloths -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Napkins -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Ghelerter, Donna, editor, writer of supplementary textual content.
Bayer, Virginia, writer of supplementary textual content.
Florio, Linda, writer of supplementary textual content.
Added Title American textiles, modern ideas
ISBN 9780692768273 (hardback)
0692768270 (hardback)

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