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2003/88/1-6/6 Book, 'A New Approach to Textile Designing', by a group of Australian artists, cover design by Douglas Annand, published by Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, 1947. Click to enlarge.

'A New Approach to Textile Designing' book published by Ure Smith Pty Ltd

Made
STP (Silk & Textile Printers, Sydney & Hobart) launched their ambitious Modernage Fabrics range of artist-designed fabrics in 1946. The artists' artworks were translated into textile designs and printed by staff at STP, Barcom Avenue, Rushcuttters Bay, Sydney. The textiles and paintings were then exhibitied in Sydney and Melbourne during 1947.

Despite receiving widespread publicity in newspapers and magazine, the range met with limited commercial success, which co-founder of STP, Claudio …

Summary

Object No.

2003/88/1-6/6

Object Statement

Book, 'A New Approach to Textile Designing', by a group of Australian artists, cover design by Douglas Annand, published by Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, 1947

Physical Description

Book entitled 'A New Approach to Textile Designing', featuring foreword by Claudio Alcorso and essays by Professor J.T. Burke, Hal Missingham and Sydney Ure Smith, with black and white and colour plates of textile designs by Douglas Annand, Jean Bellette, James Cant, William Constable, Mary Curtis, Roy Dalgarno, Alice Dancinger, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Adrian Feint, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, Sheila Grey, Geoffrey Graham, Paul Haefliger, Frank Hinder, Peter Kaiser, Mary Lewis, Francis Lymburner, Muriel Medworth, Frank Medworth, Hal Missingham, Alistair Morrison, Niny, Justin O'Brien, Desiderius Orban, Carl Plate, Margaret Preston, Loudon Sainthill, Suzanne Rogers, Roderic Shaw, Betty Skowronski and J. Carrington Smith. Cover design by Douglas Annand.

Dimensions

Height

255 mm

Width

190 mm

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Harvard

'A New Approach to Textile Designing' book published by Ure Smith Pty Ltd 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 August 2022, <https://ma.as/361721>

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