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Omega and After: Bloomsbury and the Decorative Arts

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Omega and After: Bloomsbury and the Decorative Arts

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Original name book: Omega and After: Bloomsbury and the Decorative Arts

Pages: 176

Language: English

Publisher: Thames & Hudson; First Edition edition (April 1, 1994)

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Category - Arts & Photography

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While the literary output of members of the Bloomsbury Group has been thoroughly scrutinized, another aspect of their activity has been largely overlooked, that is, their designs for the decorative arts. The Omega Workshops, started in London in 1913 by Roger Fry, were a venture without precedent, aiming to produce decorative art from a background - not of crafts - but of painting. They boasted such talents as Vanessa Bell, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis. The Omega closed in 1919, but Bloomsbury decorative work did not cease. Vanessa Bell remained the central figure; settled into life at Charleston in Sussex, she and Duncan Grant continued to design objects and schemes, and her children later made their own contributions, Quentin as potter and Angelica as painter. Isabelle Anscombe's text, drawing on unpublished sources, catches the flavour of the time and its characters, from bohemians to haut monde. Howard Grey was allowed to print and reproduce early snapshot negatives, and his own photographs, begun before Duncan Grant's death, include unique records of Charleston still inhabited by one of its creators.

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Customer Reviews
  • By LKP on March 10, 2017

    After reading "Charleston: A Bloomsbury House & Garden", I was intrigued to read other books on the same general topic. On the plus side,this book expanded the topic beyond the home and inhabitants, and provided info and images about the Omega workshops. I found photos ofobjects, fabrics, etc. that were new-to-me. However, the book has a dismal look to it. The majority of the photos are black and white, and many of them are quite dark. Very poor reproduction quality. While it is a workmanlike book, the information is presented in a dismal visual format.

  • By Guest on January 22, 2015

    AOK

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