Carpets of the Art Deco Era

Carpets of the Art Deco Era

  1. Susan Day
  2. Preface by Yves Mikaeloff
  • ISBN 9780500517956
  • 28.60 x 21.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 224pp
  • 250 Illustrations, 149 in colour
  • First published 2015

Available again, the first book to document thoroughly carpet design within the context of early 20th-century art. Generously sized and beautifully illustrated with 250 colour photographs, here are Art Deco carpets at their most glorious.

‘An impressive achievement. Carefully researched and scholarly, it is clearly structured and lucidly written, which makes for a highly enjoyable read’ – Crafts
‘Generously sized and beautifully illustrated … here are Art Deco carpets at their most glorious’– Hali

Carpets of the Art Deco Era

The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Carpets of the Art Deco Era, previously published as 'Art Deco and Modernist Carpets' and now reissued in PLC, is the most in-depth history on the subject.

It charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age. Such artists and designers as Picasso, Poiret, Gray, Delaunay, Matisse, Klee, and many more advanced the designs going on underfoot, making these rugs extremely collectible artworks in their own right.

Susan Day was Chief Librarian at the Institut Français d’Architecture for 23 years, and has acted as Scientific Advisor for the Louvre and Les Arts Décoratifs Museum.