Student Notebook Containing Notes, Diagrams and Swatches

A work made of bound notebook of technical notes and weave samples: fabrics for clothing and mixed goods, ribbed and twill cottons, and jacquard; 176 pages.
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  • A work made of bound notebook of technical notes and weave samples: fabrics for clothing and mixed goods, ribbed and twill cottons, and jacquard; 176 pages.

Date:

c. 1898–1900

Artist:

Alfred Fehr (Switzerland, 1879-1955)

About this artwork

Beginning about 1898, Alfred Fehr studied textile technology and management at Reutlingen University in southern Germany. He kept a careful record of his studies with this notebook, which includes extensive, beautifully handwritten notes, weaving diagrams for a variety of structures, and fabric swatches. After completing his education, Fehr returned to Switzerland and made a career as technical manager of a weaving factory. The notebook was donated by his graddaughter.
-A Global View: Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2012-2016, April 8-September 5, 2016

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Artist

Alfred Fehr

Title

Student Notebook Containing Notes, Diagrams and Swatches

Origin

Germany

Date

1898–1900

Medium

Bound notebook of technical notes and weave samples: fabrics for clothing and mixed goods, ribbed and twill cottons, and jacquard; 176 pages

Dimensions

38.7 x 27.3 x 6.7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Odette Brabec

Reference Number

2015.597

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