Companion volume to Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939. The development of embroidery from 1940 through the war years of shortages and rationing, the increasing affluence of the fifties, leading to the ‘rebellion’ and permissiveness into the sixties. This culminated in a national acceptance of embroidery on a level with Fine Art and the inauguration of the new National Diploma of Art and Design in 1963. Biographies on leading embroiders of the time, eg. Dorothy Allsop, Beryl Dean and Kathleen Whyte are given. 9 colour and 187 black and white photographs.
Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd
Date Published: 1983
Publication Place: London
Condition: Good. Light cockling to Biography pages. Some toning to blue paste-downs. Foxing to top-edge.
Binding: Hardcover. Mild edge-wear to paper covered boards.
Jacket Condition: Fair. Sunning to spine. Tide marks to front flap, upper and lower edges. Some foxing and edge-wear. Remnants of a label on front flap with small label on rear cover.
Dimensions: 8vo. 216pp.