Beyond Bloomsbury. Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Beyond Bloomsbury. Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19
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Edited by Alexandra Gerstein.

London. The Courtauld Gallery in association with Fontanka. 2009. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 183 pages. Over 200 colour illustrations. 265 by 225mm (10 by 8 inches). 1.1kg. 9781906257057. English. Fine; as new.

Scarce hardback edition of the catalogue for the important exhibition held at the Courtauld Gallery, London in 2009.

'With the opening of the Omega Workshops in 1913 as a 'laboratory' of radical design ideas, Roger Fry signalled a break with mainstream Edwardian culture and aesthetics. Inspired by contemporary art in Europe, the Workshops created a range of objects for the home, from rugs and linens to ceramics, furniture and clothing - all boldly coloured and patterned with dynamic abstract designs' (from the blurb).

The book is a comprehensive and definitive volume on the Workshop. There is an introduction by Christopher Reed, which is followed by scholarly essays covering textiles, pottery, Gaudier-Brzeska, costumes, dressmaking, politics and more. The book finishes with a fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition and an appendix of drawings.