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Textile, Spiral

This is a Textile. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 2007. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

English textile designer Barbara Brown trained at the Canterbury College of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1953 to 1956. She is best known for her bold geometric designs of the 1960s and 1970s, most created for Heal Fabrics, an important producer of avant-garde designs. Brown’s distinctive style pioneered the fashion for bold geometric patterns on an architectural scale, including three-dimensional and op art effects. The textile proposed for acquisition, Spiral, won the United Kingdom’s Council of Industrial Design Award in 1970.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 264.2 x 127 cm (104 x 50 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Spiral; England; cotton; H x W: 264.2 x 127 cm (104 x 50 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2007-5-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design.

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