Toiles De Jouy

Toiles De Jouy French Printed Cottons 1760-1830

Hardback (18 Oct 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Originally referring only to the famed fabrics of Jouy-en-Josas, 'toiles de Jouy' has today become the catch-all term for the delightful printed cottons preferred by the aristocratic elite in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France, made famous by the palaces of Marie-Antoinette and Empress Josephine. Sarah Grant introduces the design, dyeing, and printing processes that created these textiles, and their role in interior decoration and clothing, both then and now. Sumptuous new photography of the V&A's extensive toiles collection illustrates the cottons' diversity - floral, literary, antique, allegorical, bucolic and 'exotic', among others - offering inspiration to everyone with an interest in textiles and interiors.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851776177
Publisher: V&A
Imprint: V&A Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 746.0421094409033
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 1234g
Height: 310mm
Width: 261mm
Spine width: 16mm