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Beyond Bloomsbury : Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

Beyond Bloomsbury : Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19


London: The Courtauld Gallery, 2009. Scarce hardcover with dust jacket, still sealed in original plastic.

From the Courtauld website:

Established in 1913 by the painter and influential art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective, whose members included Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and other artists of the Bloomsbury Group.

Well ahead of their time, the Omega Workshops brought the experimental language of avant-garde art to domestic design in Edwardian Britain. They were a laboratory of design ideas, creating a range of objects for the home, from rugs and linens to ceramics, furniture and clothing – all boldly coloured with dynamic abstract patterns. No artist was allowed to sign their work, and everything produced by the Workshops bore only the Greek letter Ω (Omega).




Art Bloomsbury interior decoration London Omega Workshops

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