European and American Designers and Manufactures The aim of this beautifully illustrated book is to offer a highly extensive and versatile anthology of pieces, accompanied on one hand by technical and in-depth captions and on the other by a scientifically documented yet concise and absorbing essay. The whole collection is organised chronologically starting with the fabrics conceived by the artists of the Secessions (Berlin, Munich, Vienna), from Moser to Hoffman and Klimt, and those of Art Nouveau, to then go on to look at the problem of the fabrics with a Deco and Novecento flavour, and the production from the fifties, in European and the USA, with the influences of Informal artistic culture, then through the experiences of Pop Art, Op Art and Kinetic Art, up to the most contemporary successes. The volume includes biographies of the designers and main manufacturers, a glossary of technical terms, a thematic bibliography and an index of names. Doretta Davanzo Poli, born in Venice, is an art historian and the Director of the Library of Fabrics at Palazzo Grassi, Venice. She is Professor of Textiles Arts at the University of Udine. She has organized about 70 exhibitions on fabrics, costumes, mbroideries in Venice, Rome, Berlin, New York, London, Beijing.