Alastair Morton and Edinburgh WeaversAlastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers

Morton was also a gifted artist, textile designer, and weaver in his own right. This major work traces his wide-ranging career and records the history of Edinburgh Weavers and the glorious textiles it produced.

Author: Lesley Jackson

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 1851776605


Page: 336

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Edinburgh Weavers, in business from 1931 to 1963, was one of the most important textile companies of the 20th century. Alastair Morton, the visionary art director of the company, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists, including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, and Elisabeth Frink, as well as artist-designers, such as Marion Dorn, Ashley Havinden, and Lucienne Day. Morton was also a gifted artist, textile designer, and weaver in his own right. This major work traces his wide-ranging career and records the history of Edinburgh Weavers and the glorious textiles it produced. Drawing on the V&A’s extensive archive, this impressive book features more than 500 images of artists’ textiles, unparalleled in quality and scope.

Twentieth Century Pattern DesignTwentieth Century Pattern Design

After joining Morton Sundour in 1931 , Alastair Morton took charge of Edinburgh Weavers and began to steer the company in new directions .

Author: Lesley Jackson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568987129


Page: 224

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"Twentieth-Century Pattern Design combines photographs - including many newly published images - with soundly researched text, creating an essential resource for enthusiasts and historians of modern design. The book also serves as a creative sourcebook for students and designers, inspiring new flights of fancy in pattern design."--Jacket.

The StudioThe Studio

textile design : IN 1946 Alastair Morton , the guiding spirit of Edinburgh Weavers ,
explained the special function of this section of the larger , long established firm
of furnishing fabric manufacturers , Morton Sundour Fabrics : ' We de . sign and ...



ISBN: UOM:39015017521207



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Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933

Morton's idea was to champion artists' textiles and this is where he first came ... 21 Lesley Jackson, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers: Visionary ...

Author: Marian Malet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004395107


Page: 272

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This volume addresses and analyses the important contribution of émigrés to Britain during the 1930s and postwar, across the applied arts, embracing mainstream practices such as photography, advertising architecture, graphics, printing, textiles and illustration, alongside less well known fields of animation, typography and puppetry.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative ArtsThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Alistair Morton (1910–63), who was head of Edinburgh Weavers from the 1930s ... V&A (London, 1973) Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers: AbstractArt and ...

Author: Gordon Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195189483


Page: 1290

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Contains information drawn from Grove Art Online and new material written by G. Campbell. Cf. Preface.

Country LifeCountry Life

The Constructivist range of fabrics , launched by Edinburgh Weavers in 1937 ,
was an attempt to apply the new design ... that also interested Alastair Morton ,
who built a house at Brampton to designs by Leslie Martin and Sadie Speight .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105113538214



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Fasting and FeastingFasting and Feasting

Jackson, Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers, 278. 38. Ibid. 39. Patience Gray to Olive Stanham, July 1963, AMS. 40. Patience Gray to Ulrike Voswinckel, ...

Author: Adam Federman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586092


Page: 384

View: 806

A New York Times Notable Book for 2017--Now in Paperback For more than thirty years, Patience Gray—author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed—lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time: M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an “almost forgotten culinary star.” Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines. Gray’s prescience was unrivaled: She wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement—from foraging to eating locally—long before it became part of the cultural mainstream. Imagine if Michael Pollan or Barbara Kingsolver had spent several decades living among Italian, Greek, and Catalan peasants, recording their recipes and the significance of food and food gathering to their way of life. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable—and until now untold—life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.

Cross SectionCross Section

Alastair Morton was the initiator and artistic director of the Scottish firm ,
Edinburgh Weavers , the most influential textile designers in Britain in the
twentieth century . It was his enthusiasm for modern art and design that was the
essence behind ...

Author: Guy Redmond


ISBN: STANFORD:36105123682424


Page: 124

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Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner

*Alastair Morton (1910-53). artist and the Artistic Director of Edinburgh Weavers. son of its founder Sir James Morton. with whom Pevsner had once discussed ...

Author: Susie Harries

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446433331


Page: 912

View: 532

Born Nikolai Pewsner into a Russian-Jewish family in Leipzig in 1902, Nikolaus Pevsner was a dedicated scholar who pursued a promising career as an academic in Dresden and Göttingen. When, in 1933 Jews were no longer permitted to teach in German universities, he lost his job and looked for employment in England. Here, over a long and amazingly industrious career, he made himself an authority on the exploration and enjoyment of English art and architecture, so much so that his magisterial county-by-county series of 46 books on The Buildings of England (first published 1951 - 74) is usually referred to simply as 'Pevsner'. As a critic, academic and champion of Modernism, Pevsner became a central figure in the architectural consensus that accompanied post-war reconstruction; as a 'general practitioner' of architectural history, he covered an astonishing range, from Gothic cathedrals and Georgian coffee houses to the Festival of Britain and Brutalist tower blocks. Susie Harries explores the truth about Nikolaus Pevsner's reported sympathies with elements of Nazi ideology, his internment in England as an enemy alien and his sometimes painful assimilation into his country of exile. His Heftchen - secret diaries he kept from the age of 14 for another sixty years - reveal hidden aspirations and anxieties, as do his numerous letters (he wrote to his wife, Lola, every day that they were apart).Harries is the first biographer to have read Pevsner's private papers and, through them, to have seen into the workings of his mind.Her definitive biography is not only rich in context and far-ranging, but is also brought to life by quotations from Pevsner himself. He was born a Jew but converted to Lutheranism; trained in the rigour of German scholarship, he became an Everyman in his copious commissions, publications, broadcasts and lectures on art, architecture, design, education, town planning, social housing, conservation, Mannerism, the Bauhaus, the Victorians, Zeitgeist, Englishness and how a nation's character may, or must, be reflected in its art. His life - as an outsider yet an insider at the heart of English art history - illuminates both the predicament and the prowess of the continental émigrés who did so much to shape British culture after 1945.

Studio InternationalStudio International

Two furnishings with subtle , living handle designed and woven by ALASTAIR
MORTON for Edinburgh Weavers on ramie warp with wool weft ; ( left centre )
tufted curtain in lime and an undyed grey from Lake District sheep — ( right
centre ) ...



ISBN: UOM:39015017520894



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Alastair Morton " a man so steadfast in his championship of progress , as well as
excellence ” is the " presiding genius and principal designer of Edinburgh
Weavers " ; his collaboration with painters has resulted in the production of
textiles ...



ISBN: UOM:39015025994578



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The Complete Pattern DirectoryThe Complete Pattern Directory

09 | Textile | UK | 1947 | Alastair Morton Morton, the influential director of Edinburgh Weavers textile company, designed.

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316418386


Page: 672

View: 719

An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, The Complete Pattern Dictionary is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures. Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, color, and scale. From the first rhythmic marks pressed onto clay vessels, to the latest digital design, pattern-making has been an essential part of the decorative arts since time immemorial. With 1500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, The Complete Pattern Dictionary is not only a visual feast, it is the most comprehensive resource available on the subject. The book is arranged thematically according to pattern type, with chapters on Flora, Fauna, Pictorial, Geometric, and Abstract designs. Each pattern includes the name of the pattern, the year of its creation, and a brief description. The categories are supplemented by in-depth features highlighting the work of key designers including William Morris, Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucienne Day, and Orla Kiely, as well as sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroque to Art Deco.