Art for Industry: Textile Design in the Modern Age

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

From RMPBS in Denver

This exhibit of textiles-in-transition was recently on display in Denver, Colorado.  During World War II, textiles reflected the austerity of the time with quiet and simple designs.  But after the war, a sense of hope and rebuilding infused the arts reflecting a dramatic shift in style.

The result was a bold explosion of color, shape and pattern unlike what was produced by the fabric industry before and which came to define mid-century design.  These modern and avant-garde textiles are visually striking and continue to influence fabric designers today.

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Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she’s not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she’s choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.