An Artful New Book

Artists’ Textiles 1940-1976 (Antique Collectors’ Club)

Artists’ Textiles delves into a colorful world.

Picasso. Dalí. Warhol. Matisse. Calder. On a babushka? Using fabric as their canvases, many of the greatest names in 20th-century art helped to reinvigorate the textile industry in America and Britain after a period of World War II austerity. With more than 200 color illustrations—some that have never been seen before—the upcoming book Artists’ Textiles: Artist Designed Textiles 1940–1976 (Antique Collectors’ Club, June) offers a robust and colorful look at these low-profile works of high art.