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Marimekko: The Art Of Printmaking

Marimekko: The Art Of Printmaking


 Finnish for 'Mary's dress', Marimekko was founded in 1951 by Armi Ratia. Going against the restrictive fashion of the period, it produced flowing dresses in abstract patterns and vibrant colours, which remain the house's signature to this day. Over the last eight decades, Marimekko's artists have created some 3,500 designs, which have graced clothing, bags, accessories, ceramics, bedding, fabric, and more.

Blending archival photographs and advertisements with modern campaign imagery as well as newly commissioned photography, Marimekko: The Art of Printmaking tells the story of the house's most iconic designs. Four distinct sections guide the reader through the Marimekko philosophy and lifestyle, via its factory in Herttoniemi, where fabrics have been created from the very beginning, on to a rich sourcebook of pattern and finally to the brand's ultra-sustainable, super-creative future.

  •  Hardback | 272 pages
  •  255 x 305 x 35mm | 1,900g
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  372 Illustrations, color
  •  0500023980
  •  9780500023983

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