Behind the scenes at the Silver Studio: Rex Silver and the hidden mechanisms of interwar textile design

Hendon, Zoë (2018) Behind the scenes at the Silver Studio: Rex Silver and the hidden mechanisms of interwar textile design. Architecture and Culture, 6 (1). pp. 61-80. ISSN 2050-7828

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Abstract

The Silver Studio produced designs for mass-market wallpapers and textiles between 1880 and around 1960. This paper draws on evidence from the Silver Studio Collection (now at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University), to propose that Silver Studio designs in the interwar period were never the work of one individual but were rather the product of complex negotiations between clients and designers, mediated by Rex Silver. The Studio’s diaries and other records provide an insight into these negotiations and raise questions about the nature of ‘authorship’ in design.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > Library and Student Support > Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA)
Item ID: 22766
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Architecture and Culture on 02/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20507828.2017.1397963
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Depositing User: Zoe Hendon
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 17:02
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 14:41
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22766

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