Book: “Furnishing Fabrics: An International Sourcebook” by Jack Lenor Larson


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“Furnishing Fabrics: An International Sourcebook” by Jack Lenor Larson

England 1989. One of the worlds leading fabric designers has drawn upon his vast expertise to compile an exciting international survey of contemporary fabric design. The lavish color photographs show a profusion of fabric details and interiors and illustrate specific applications for all types of textiles. There is also practical information on how to order fabrics, and how to judge their quality, as well as a multitude of decorating ideas. This book is an invaluable source of reference on fabric furnishings today.

Jack Lenor Larsen (August 5, 1927 – December 22, 2020) was an American textile designer, author, collector and promoter of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship. Through his career he was noted for bringing fabric patterns and textiles to go with modernist architecture and furnishings. Some of his works are part of permanent collections at prominent museums including Museum of Modern ArtVictoria and Albert MuseumArt Institute of Chicago,Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art which has his most significant archive.

Thames and Hudson – 1989 – 240 pages