TITLE

DENMARK'S TIMELESS TRADITIONS: Hallmarks of Simplicity and Quality

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Linda
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Winter97, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the state of the textile arts in Denmark. According to the article, Danish textile arts are a product of an educational blend of Modernist ideology and the Danish national character, which emphasizes simplicity and quality. The roots of contemporary Danish textile art can be found in late 19th century movements that sought to revitalize decorative arts and handicrafts such as the Arts and Crafts movement in England. The establishment of folk high schools helped to revitalize the tradition of homespun textiles.
ACCESSION #
32672442

 

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