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Else Regensteiner: Biography of a Weaver

Wilson, Sadye Tune

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Nashville: Tunstede Press (1997). Quarto, pictorial hardcover. 192 pages, profusely illustrated. New copy. Biography and family history of this noted hand-weaver who was born to a prominent Jewish family in Germany in 1906. All of their wealth was lost fleeing the Nazi regime in 1936 when she first came to America as a penniless immigrant. In 1939 she became an assistant in the weaving department at the School of Design in Chicago, then under the direction of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and a bastion of Bauhaus theory and design. During this time she also took courses at the School and began a two year period of intense study and work under Marli Ehrman, the renowned textile designer. In 1942 she became a full instructor in the department. Later she studied under Anni and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College, an experience she describes in great detail. She taught weaving at Hull House in Chicago from 1942 to 1945, when she was hired to teach weaving at the Art Institute of Chicago. There she stayed for the next 27 years. During this period she began producing coordinated hand-woven fabrics custom designed for architects and interior designers, produced under her own label called Reg/Wick, and achieved distinction in professional circles. One of her designs won first prize at the International Textile Exhibition in 1947. Bookseller Inventory # 8957

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Title: Else Regensteiner: Biography of a Weaver

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