Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff illustrated wraps.
First US edition of art historian Judith Collins's history of the Bloomsbury Group’s design enterprise. Established in 1913 by artist and critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective, with members including Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, which made furniture, fabrics, clothing, murals, and household items. While short-lived, the Omega aesthetic had a lasting impact on postwar interior design and continues to influence interior design today. This illustrated account, considered the definitive history of the Bloomsbury offshoot, employs letters, interviews, reviews, article, and personal recollections gathered from various archives and exhibitions alongside reproductions of the workshop’s products. Includes a foreword by Bloomsbury scion Quentin Bell. Illustrated in black-and-white, with some plates in color; with notes, bibliography, and index. Price sticker to rear wrap. Light edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #5736