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Marguerita Mergentime American textiles, modern ideas by Donna Ghelerter

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Textile design,
  • Napkins,
  • Tablecloths,
  • Textile designers,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesAmerican textiles, modern ideas
StatementDonna Ghelerter, editor ; with Virginia Bayer and Linda Florio
ContributionsBayer, Virginia, writer of supplementary textual content, Florio, Linda, writer of supplementary textual content, Mergentime, Marguerita, 1894-1941, artist
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK8898.M47 A4 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination144 pages
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26928130M
ISBN 100692768270
ISBN 109780692768273
OCLC/WorldCa982448502

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What a gorgeous and well-researched book. I love vintage textiles, and this book has it all: tablecloths, dish towels, cocktail napkins, fabric, placemats, curtains—a lot of examples of Marguerita Mergentime's groundbreaking designs. I especially liked the patterns that she created with words and phrases/5(5).   Marguerita Mergentime has largely been forgotten in the history of American design, but she is the subject of West Madison Press's sprightly new book Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas.   A new book, Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas (West Madison Press, $40), edited by Donna Ghelerter with Mergentime’s granddaughter Virginia Bayer and Linda Florio, is the first to document her life, work, and contributions to the industry. It illustrates just how she made her mark on products ranging from table linens in. View as book. SUB-COLLECTION I. Central Files. Previous Next. View as book. SUB-COLLECTION Public Relations (PR) Previous Next. View as book. SUB-COLLECTION Promotion. Previous Next. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Mergentime, Marguerita" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. https.

Food for Thought tablecloth by Marguerita Mergentime, In , Marguerita created Food for Thought featuring slogans from across America’s history and political spectrum. People in the s, as today, were highly attuned to political debates. We are excited to share our story and research about Marguerita Mergentime. Please contact us with any questions, queries, or curiosities. Distributor: Artbook|D.A.P., [email protected] Publisher: West Madison Press, [email protected] Book and Website Design: Linda Florio, Publicity: Katrina Weidknecht Publicity Consultant. Marguerita Mergentime (–), an American textile designer best known for printed fabrics, made her mark in the s with table linens in bold colors and patterns created to . Marguerita Mergentime sparks interest. Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas is a welcome addition to the literature on American textiles of the interwar period. Although her career was relatively brief, spanning the s, Mergentime’s designs were widely known, highly sought after, and sold at leading department stores across the United States.

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