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Textile, Landis

This is a Textile. It was designed by Richard Landis and Jack Lenor Larsen and produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. We acquired it in 1977. Its medium is linen, polyester and its technique is double cloth, each layer 2/2 twill. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

Richard Landis, an artist-weaver known for his rigorous color studies, used six thread colors to create a spectrum of 21 shades, each of which appears systematically across the full range of graduated rectangles that form the “windows” in this upholstery fabric.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Team Effort.

This object was donated by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated.

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Textile, Landis; Designed by Richard Landis and Jack Lenor Larsen; Switzerland; linen, polyester; 1977-67-6

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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