A splendid exhibition catalogue featuring outstanding works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's select collection of Easter Island sculpture, as well as other objects and designs of Oceanic artistic traditions.
Candace Wheeler emerged as the leading American textile designer of the late nineteenth century by educating herself to match and then surpass the accomplishments of advanced European designers. Moving from embroidery to the design of fabrics and interiors, she wrote influential books on decorating and was a driving force behind the professionalisation of women in the design field. This book contains a biographical essay and a catalogue of over 100 designs for textiles, wallpaper, and other interior furnishings by Wheeler and her associates. This book is the catalogue for an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 9th October 2001 to 6th January 2002.