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Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles


Frances Burke was Australia’s most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. From the late 1930s to 1970, her designs achieved a prominence unparalleled in Australia before or since. Displaying imagery and colours from native flora, marine objects, Indigenous artefacts and designs of pure abstraction, Burke’s innovative fabrics remain fresh and appealing, distinctive and evocative of Australia.
In New Design, her fabric showroom and interior design consultancy, Burke presented modern furniture by emerging local designers of the postwar period. Drawing on regular visits to the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Taiwan she became an authoritative advocate for modern design.Burke also collaborated with leading architects and interior designers, including Robin Boyd, her fabrics making arresting contributions to influential modern buildings.

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Authors: Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald Jacobs
ISBN: 9780522877113
Category: Design, Textiles
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 03-08-2021
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Number Of Pages: 240
Dimensions (cm): 25 x 30 x 3
Weight (kg): 1.5
Parameter Value
Weight 1.5 kg