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Susan F Meller's Reviews

Reviews of Susan’s Work

TEXTILE DESIGNS (Book Cover)
Nov.01.1991
Published by ART & AUCTION Magazine
Textile expert Meller is a tireless collector of these "superfluous necessities," which she presents in five main groupings: floral, geometric, conversational, ethnic, art...
TEXTILE DESIGNS (Book Cover)
May.01.1993
Published by Art in America Magazine
In addition to the book's visual splendor, its text is refreshingly intelligent, informed and witty: "In modernist art, abstraction, at first controversial to the point of scandal...
Published by STEPPE Magazine: A Central Asian Panorama (Summer 2008)
What appeals to me most is the way Meller traces the evolution of the export prints. We see how they started as simple florals worn by Russian peasant girls, how the paisley...
RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
Sep.01.2008
Published by SELVEDGE Magazine (September 2008)
"The stunning dustcover, binding and endpapers of this book immediately lure one into a world of pattern, fantasy and intrigue dominated by the color red."
RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
Published by HALI Magazine: Carpet, Textile and Islamic Art (Spring 2008)
Seldom does a new textile book invite one to view its subject matter in an entirely new light, from an entirely new perspective. Russian Textiles does just this...(It) changes...
RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Book Jacket)
Oct.01.2008
Published by AMERICAN CRAFT Magazine (Oct/Nov 2008)
The intriguing title, with its mingling of the commonplace and the exotic, neatly sums up the collecting field that fascinates Meller and sets her apart from the typical high-end...