The Omega Workshops by Judith Collins

  • The Omega Workshops


    Author: Judith Collins

    Publisher: University of Chicago Press

    Publication date: 1984

    Format: Hardcover with dust-jacket. Publisher’s original cloth. 8vo. 235 x 135mm.

    Pages: 320pp.

    Condition: D/w rubbed, lacks the frontis plate. Scholarly annotations to rear end-paper.


    "Recounts for the first time the full story of the Bloomsbury Group's venture into interior decoration and furniture design. Founded in 1913 by British painter and critic Roger Fry, partly from philanthropic concern for impecunious young artists and partly in despair at the taste of the British public, the Omega workshops were to bring together art and industry to create murals, furniture, pottery, textiles, and clothing. The painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who with Fry belonged to the Bloomsbury Group, codirected the workshops until they closed for financial reasons in 1919." 


    98 colour and b/w plates.