The Art of the Tea Towel
From visual studies and fashion expert Marnie Fogg comes a beautiful illustrated book on the wonderful domestic art of the tea towel.
Invented in the 19th century, the tea towel has become a form of domestic art. With full-page images and close-up details, this fascinating visual history showcases 100 of the best tea towel designs from the 1930s to today. They come from such designers as Lucienne Day, Emma Bridgewater, Pat Aleck, Cath Kinston, and Angela Harding, as well as from key stores like Selfridges.
Marnie Fogg is a media consultant on the fashion industry. She lectured in Visual Studies and the Culture of Fashion at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Boutique: A 60’s Cultural Phenomenon, published by Mitchell Beazley, and Print in Fashion, published by Batsford.